Fountain of Neptune at Piazza Della Signoria in Florence, Italy

The fountain of Neptune at Piazza Della Signoria was ordered in 1565 by the House of Medici, a political dynasty in Florence, as a wedding gift for the second Grand Duke of Tuscany. Neptune’s face apparently resembles Cosimo Medici, the Duke of Florence. The base has two chained, mythological monsters plus bronze gods and marble seahorses. The statue in front of Palazzo Vecchio is a replica; the original is in the National Museum.

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Piazza della Signoria, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

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