Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Mayor of Bologna: “The fragile beauty of Neptune has been restored thanks to the help of everyone.” Merola said of Neptune’s comeback: “We welcome the figure that the soul of every Bolognese feels close to and that has always transmitted to us the values of belonging, of community, of citizenship… It’s not always a monument. […]

“Il Gigante” may be closed but its still open

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Guided visits are open to the public while restoration work is ongoing at the site. The visits were initially limited till 10am in the mornings but with the overflow in bookings this is set to increase. In its first month, up to 1,200 people took a guided tour of the construction site and a tally […]

Fontana Nettuno: a city galvanized for action

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Fontana Nettuno in Piazza Nettuno, next to the main city library is now in need of full restoration. Traffic smog and obvious wear and tear over the years has taken its toll on Giambologna’s masterpiece. For example, water no longer flows from some of the lactating nereids or putti due to a build-up of lime […]