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Visit to Nettuno's restoration site

One the main symbols of Bologna is the gigantic statue of the god Neptune that dominates a graceful fountain, currently the site of an important restoration project. While works are progressing, you cannot see Neptune from far away…but with this visit you can see the Giant eye-to-eye. This extremely rare opportunity has been opened to the public – and you’re lucky to be in the front row!
While restoration experts bring the fountain back to its former glory, get a firsthand look at their work and at the world-famous bronze by sculptor Giambologna.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • See the restorers at work (weekdays only). The site can be visited all week. 
  • See this amazing work of art up close, every skillfully sculpted detail 
  • Hear about the fountain and discover how water and waterways helped make Bologna what it is today
  • Free entry for Bologna Welcome Card - € 30 holders

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WHEN:
Daily

TIMES:
From 1 July to 3 September
Monday to Saturday: 6pm
Sunday and bank holidays (15 August): 11am

Starting from 4 September until 3 December 
Every day: 11am

MEETING POINT:
Bologna Welcome
Tourist information and incoming services point
Piazza Maggiore 1/e - 40124

LENGTH:
Max 1 hour

LANGUAGES:
Italian/English

INCLUDED:

  • Skilled Italian/English-speaking tour guide

RATE:
€ 5.00 per person
Free entry for Bologna Welcome Card - € 30 holders

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Reservation is compulsory. If you cancel at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.