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Fontana di Orione

Piazza del Duomo, Messina, Sicily, Italy
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A work of art

Incredible sculptures adorn the fountain. Our tour guide explained that the sculptor was a student... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Delray Beach, Florida
Beautiful fountain

One more beautiful fontain in Italy, there is a lot of them, and most is a must see when you are in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jan-Ove H
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Piazza del Duomo, Messina, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible sculptures adorn the fountain. Our tour guide explained that the sculptor was a student of Michalangelo. The beauty is indescribable.

Thank Mima600
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One more beautiful fontain in Italy, there is a lot of them, and most is a must see when you are in the area. This one was stopped, and there was not sigle drop of water in it, so at the moment it's more a...More

Thank Jan-Ove H
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This fountain is in the same plaza at the Duomo. It is really beautiful. Not sure what else I can say about this except make sure you see it when in Messina

Thank EMMA L
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Boy, this Piazza is certainly busy enough, with the Cathedral, the Clock and what is a Piazza in Italy without a great work of art as the Fountain of Orion is? Just all fits together very nicely! Great place to take pictures, have a rest...More

Thank sandra n
Reviewed 11 November 2016

It is always wonderful see the art and creativity in a fountain. And having this fountain so close to the Astronomical Clock was an added bonus. You must see the clock and the fountain in the square.

Thank summitkaren
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Fountain is really amazing, beautifully conserved and protected by a fence, but you can still having a great view all around it !

Thank Luis S
Reviewed 17 August 2016

You cannot miss this fountain, as it's by the Duomo and the Bell tower on the main Duomo Sq. It was built in 16 cent to celebrate the opening of the city's aqueduct. It's another example of marvelous highly detailed fountains. Unfortunately, an iron fence...More

Thank B1714D
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

fantastic fountain, a real art architects. Several times destroyed, hundreds wars hundreds of earthquakes and each time rebuilt. It gives a special impression duomo di messia

Thank Pedja S
Reviewed 25 July 2016

In 1547 a decree of the Senate of Messina gave the sculptor Giovanni Angelo Montorsoli (Montorsoli, 1507 - Florence, 1563), the task of erecting a monumental fountain in Piazza del Duomo, to celebrate the completion of the aqueduct of Camaro. To place the source of...More

2  Thank sondago
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This fountain is right near the duomo so you should definitely stop if you see the duomo. Beautiful fountain. The fountain wasn't running when we were on- wish it was!

Thank Twinsmom99
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