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Fontana del Porcellino

Via Val di Lamona | Piazza del Mercato Nuovo, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Via Val di Lamona | Piazza del Mercato Nuovo, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I spent a lot of time standing around waiting while my wife was shopping in the Piazza del Mercato Nuovo market. While pacing around the area I came across this small quirky bronze statue of a wild boar. It was certainly attracting a lot of...More

Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed 1 week ago

drop a penny and see if you come back! fun little place that you see on the side of the street! can't miss it - make sure you drop a penny from its mouth and see if it slides town to the bottom of the...More

Thank Milla092012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cheap leather goods, hundreds of bags and a vibe atmosphere that you don't get anywhere else in Firenze or the world! Take a stroll, buy a bag and tick something magical off your bucket list! Bargain first! Leather carryalls should not cost more than 20...More

Thank NasCee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, the market around this is cool and it's on your way to or from Ponte Vecchio. So, check it out if you're walking around this area. It's supposed to be good luck and it's an old statue. There were so many people crowding around...More

Thank Stormie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small bronze wild boar .Tourists like it very much .specially kids and Asians.I don't know why.Funny

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Pretty market in the Uffuzi district that legend tells us if you stroke his snout you will return to Firenze. I hope we do. Florence is an amazing city best viewed with very careful forward planning. I mean pick your date with plenty of time...More

Thank drag0n1234
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The Fontana del Porcellino is the sculpture of a small boar, a "piglet", which is about 500 years old. Tourists enjoy putting a coin through its very polished snout making a wish. The snout is extremely shiny due to all the hands making all those...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 29 July 2017

The statue is very nice and very well done. But that´s it. 2 minutes and you are done. Check the markets close to it.

Thank LucasNaddeo
Reviewed 16 July 2017

My wife rubbed its nose 26 years ago and if by magic ( post children) we are back. Forgot how lovely the statue is and all the creatures around it's base. Kids loved it. Search it out and rub that snout.

Thank earwig2013
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This attraction is very kitschy indeed but it was fun to rub the nose of the porcellino and make a wish. It's still too soon to tell if my wish was granted but I know the boar won't let me down. The boar fountain is...More

Thank virtualkym
Every visitor coming to Florence for the first time
will immediately identify with Uffizi. As in past
times, passing through Via dei Calzaiuoli, you can
reach the city center, the Florence that everybody
dreams of. In just a few steps, visitors can
experience the rare beauty of the capital of the
Renaissance. walking delighted across Palazzo Vecchio
and overlooking Piazza della Signoria, up to the
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