The Loggia del Mercato Nuovo (Italian pronunciation: [ˈlɔddʒa del merˈkaːto ˈnwɔːvo]), popularly known as the Loggia del Porcellino (IPA: [ˈlɔddʒa del portʃelˈliːno]), is a building in Florence, Italy. It is so called to distinguish it from the Mercato vecchio (IPA: [merˈkaːto ˈvɛkkjo]; "old market") that used to be located in the area of today's Piazza della Repubblica.
It is a nice porky. I put the coins five times and I hope really to go back in Florence. The Porcellino is very funny. Everyone should be there!
Supposedly, rubbing its nose (whilst putting a coin in its mouth) makes you come back to Florence. Or so they say!
Didn’t rub the nose last time I went and haven’t been since, so there must be something in the story. Must do it next time I go.
Rub the javali nose, put a coin into the javali mouth and let it fall in the fountain to get better luck
We went and the Christmas market was there so you couldn't really aprecciate the statute but is a must have in Florence
Nice place to just look around. Some nice shopping. Prices are still up there for a flea market.
An intricate statute beside a columnade and market. Loved all the little critters that formed its base.
The Porcellino Fountain great surprise for us, but is too many crowd in the summer period, check out in the morning i hope i'ts not too many people out there.Nice place also too buy something special for Women ; ) Bags, shoes and itd...
It was too crowded and we couldnt touch the boar and didnt know it ensures our return to florence :(
Haahahahaha that was fun for sure. A really cheaky and arty chingiale. Thanks for the luck my friend!