The Praetorian Fountain (Italian: Fontana Pretoria) is a monumental fountain of Palermo. It is located in the heart of the historic centre and represents the most important landmark of Piazza Pretoria. The fountain was built by Francesco Camilliani in the city of Florence in 1554, but was transferred in Palermo in 1574.
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This is one of the places of Palermo where you have to go. Very impressive and artistic Renaissance style with nude sculpture what the inhabitants of Palermo thought it's scandalous and the people didn't liked during that time. There is a tourist office and in front of the place are always guides who offers chariot tours around the center of Palermo. The Fontana Pretoria is not to far from Central station and there are a lot of shopping places around - so you can combine this tour exploring Palermo.
A must see for all visitors to Palermo The Fontana (Fountain) Pretoria is also known as the Fountain of Shame. When you visit you will see why. While here also tour the Government building in the piazza. It is free and worth the time.
Stunning magical fountain with beautiful statues. The location is perfect among the sity hall, the church of St Caterina. There is a fence but you may climb through a small door just in front of the City hall.
A beautiful fountain in a lovely square - how many different animals can you find?
huge fountain in front of the city council and surrounded by some amazing decedent buildings.
Historical monument in front of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria which is a beautiful example of Baroque interior with brightly coloured frescoes and plasterwork angels.
Una famosa fontana a Palermo circondata da palazzi storici e chiese. Chiamata fontana della vergogna per la nudità delle sue statue. Fa un certo effetto scenografico
Nice place, not much info. Only passing through
A beautiful fountain and lovely to watch. While the fountain is free to watch 24 hours day and is beautiful in day light and after dark you can only go inside during working hours (also completely free)
"Piazza della Vergogna" (Shame Square) as its most popular name resounds in the minds of locals; the Palermo People's House (Palazzo Pretorio) and the Church of Santa Caterina stands beside the magnificent fountain, full of naked statues: from this its name.
Amazing place.. Must visit when you go to Palermo