Where to find the Bronze Boar, Florence

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  • Where to find the Bronze Boar
    by flyme2rio
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    The Bronze Boar
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    Roll a coin down his snout and you'll return

    by guell Written Feb 8, 2003

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    Fondest memory: Master Pietro Tacca originally sculpted this bronze boar, located in front of the Mercato Nuovo, in the early 17th century.

    It is said that rolling a coin down its snout into the fountain brings good luck, and that whoever does so will not fail to return to Florence one day.

    The Bronze Boar

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    walk, walk and walk some more...

    by flyme2rio Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: walk, walk and walk some more - bronze boar 'Il Porcellino' in the Mercato Nuovo. Good place to shop for leather goods, lace and tapestries

    Fondest memory: ing awestruck at the magnificence of Ghiberti's doors

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