Bartolomeo Ammannati “Fountain of Neptune” / various 
 (This fountain, dating back to the 16th century and standing at the center of the Piazza della Signoria in Florence, has been vandalized on numerous occasions: 
 1) In 1982, one of Neptune’s shoulders was painted bright blue following a win by the Fiorentina soccer club. 
 2) In 1981, 1986, and 1989, the hooves of the horses were broken off and had to be replaced. 
 3) In 2005, three young men climbed the statue, damaging one of the hands and trident.  
 4) In 2006, a drunk man, wishing to have his picture taken with the statue, climbed it and tried standing on its left hand. The hand broke off, sending the man falling into the water below.)

Bartolomeo Ammannati “Fountain of Neptune” / various

(This fountain, dating back to the 16th century and standing at the center of the Piazza della Signoria in Florence, has been vandalized on numerous occasions:

1) In 1982, one of Neptune’s shoulders was painted bright blue following a win by the Fiorentina soccer club.

2) In 1981, 1986, and 1989, the hooves of the horses were broken off and had to be replaced.

3) In 2005, three young men climbed the statue, damaging one of the hands and trident. 

4) In 2006, a drunk man, wishing to have his picture taken with the statue, climbed it and tried standing on its left hand. The hand broke off, sending the man falling into the water below.)

Christopher Schreck