"Wanting to come back ?Here the wishing wild boar!" Florence Local Custom Tip by paoseo
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Behind the Piazza Repubblica, in the centre of town, there is the Loggia del Porcellino or the Piglet's Loggia named after the bronze statue of a wild boar that brings you luck if you rub his nose, they say. Beside that is said also that throwing a coin to the fountain you wish to come back to Florence. But, pay attention!! Tradition says that the coin has to fall exactly in the cracks of the fountain!! I tried it..it's not so easy!!
The statue and the little fountain that is next to it are a copy of the ancient marble model that is hold in the Galleria degli Uffizi.
If you look at one of the columns surrounding the loggia, you will find out a door: it was the entrance to the stairs leading to the bargaining room, in the roof of the loggia. If you look at it carefully, you will find some of the windows
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