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The legend of the Piggy Fountain.

Located at the Loggia of Mercato Nuovo, in the heart of the city and a few steps from Ponte Vecchio, you can find one of the most known Florence monuments: the Piggy Fountain.

The legend of this bronze piece attracts many visitors on their search of luck. It is mandatory to rub the nose of the Pig and to put a coin inside of its mouth. If the coin falls to the water situated beneath the animal this will assure an early return to Florence and a life full of fortune.

Fontana dil Porcellino, by Pietro Tacca

Fontana dil Porcellino, by Pietro Tacca

The popularity of the Piggy Fountain is also reflected on its leap to the movies, appearing on the last film of the famous magician of Hogwarts, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II”.

From Il Salviatino, your luxury hotel in Florence, we recommend you to visit the Piggy Fountain, a masterpiece full of magic and fortune, and we look forward on your early return to Florence.

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