Fontana Maggiore, located in Italy’s Piazza della Madonna, is an iconic sight in the city of Perugia. The fountain is made of pietra serena stones and has an ornate two tiered design, featuring a complex network of statues, carvings, and inscriptions. The figures in the fountain represent aspects of Pliny the Elder's Natural History, the events of the Old and New Testaments, and the stories of the saints. It dates back to the 13th century and is truly a stunning piece of art worth admiring. Travelers and photographers alike can enjoy the stunning intricacy of the fountain, from a close distance and from afar as the fountain is set against a backdrop of the majestic mount Subasio. Besides the ornate and remarkable fountain, Piazza della Madonna offers a plethora of sights, including the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, the Circolo Caffè, and the 14th century Palazzo dei Priori, and should not be missed.
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