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Fringed by imposing churches and buildings, Piazza Pretoria is dominated by the over-the-top Fontana Pretoria, one of Palermo's major landmarks. The fountain's tiered basins ripple out in concentric circles, crowded with nude nymphs, tritons and leaping river gods. Such flagrant nudity proved a bit…
in Palermo we called the fountain of Piazza Pretoria, Piazza (square) of the Shame because the fountain is surrounded by nude statues!
La fontana Pretoria fu realizzata nel 1554 da Francesco Camilliani a Firenze, ma nel 1581 venne trasferita in piazza Pretoria a Palermo.