While this is not the original Neptune, it is still a landmark of the city and a great work of art set in the Piazza della Signoria.

Know Before You Go

Neptune is theme for many fountains throughout the city, however this replica in the Piazza della Signoria is wonderful to see when combined with the other fine statues in the square.
Take a seat in one of the cafes and view the majestic fountain.
If you want to take good photographs of the fountain and statues in the square arrive early in the morning or later in the evening.
Suitable for all the family to visit.

The Fountain of Neptune is situated in the Piazza della Signoria, it was commissioned in 1565 and resides in front of the Palazzo Vecchio. The figure of Neptune was supposed to represent the Florentines over the seas, Neptune sits up high surrounded by Scylla and Charybdis who were mythical figures. However due to a spate of vandalism over the years the original Neptune is now housed in the National Museum - this aside is it still captivating and well worth a visit.


The Piazza della Signoria is a work of art in itself with the open air sculpture exhibition of the Loggia dei Lanzi and the Palazzo Vecchio. The Fountain of Neptune is no different. Ammanati the Florentine sculptor worked on the marble sea horses and river Gods in a mannerist style which set the standards for future fountain makers.

Key Highlights

The Piazza della Signoria is a work of art in itself with the open air sculpture exhibition of the Loggia dei Lanzi and the Palazzo Vecchio. The Fountain of Neptune is no different. Ammanati the Florentine sculptor worked on the marble sea horses and river Gods in a mannerist style which set the standards for future fountain makers.

Map : Fountain of Neptune

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