It was a shame to come to Bologna and visit the main square without admiring its symbol, the Neptune! Now, after nearly two years of restoration works, starting from December 22, it is possible to admire it again! Thanks to the help of 150 skilled technicians and a new hydraulic system, the fountain gushes again as per original project of 450 years ago! The bronze statue of Neptune is also called "the giant". It was finished in 1566 by a flamish artist named "Jean de Boulogn
Christmas time is in the air in Bologna! Nice period to organize a tour of the city and surroundings. In few weeks time many students are going back home for their vacations but the center is still very lively. A big pine tree stands in Piazza Maggiore, near the symbol of the city, the Neptune's fountain which is still wrapped up but on December 22nd it could be admired again after restoration! All streets downtown shine bright and people are around to buy Christmas presents.