Porcellino Bronze Boar Fountain in Florence, Italy

Do you love Florence? Then place a coin in the mouth of this bronze boar named Porcellino while rubbing his snout. This tradition “guarantees” your return. This Piglet Fountain is located on the south side of a loggia (covered market) called Mercato Nuovo, which means “New Market.” That’s a relative term, because it was built in the mid-16th century. The original boar was sculpted by Pietro Tacca around 1634 and is now at the Museo Bardini. A marble version is at the Uffizi Museum. This replica arrived in 2008.


Piazza del Mercato Nuovo, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy


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