The Moro Fountain was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and sculpted by Giovanni Antonio Mari in 1653. Located at the southern ... More
Fontana del Moro
The Moro Fountain was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and sculpted by Giovanni Antonio Mari in 1653. Located at the southern end of Piazza Navona , it is symmetrically opposite the Neptune fountain by Giacomo della Porta, built in the previous century. Between the two fountains there is a third - the beautiful Quattro Fiumi fountain by Bernini. Bonetti, a famous Roman poet, wrote about the people's love for the fountain. It was about an Englishwoman who wanted to buy the fountain at any cost. However the pontifex refused because he didn't want the Romans to be deprived of this wonderful work of art. They say that the English lady died from grief at the refusal.
This little fountain, somewhat hidden behind the flocks of scooters that surround it, was dubbed Babuino because of the ugliness
of the statue that represents a Sileno with his bagpipe. It was erected during the papacy of Gregory XIII ...
Many statues have been used in Rome to represent opinions conflicting opinions, and one of the most famous is that
of Pasquino in the wall of the Palazzo De Carolis and dates from the 16th Century. It shows a ...
The Fontana dei Tritoni by Francesco Bizzaccheri is located in the Boario Forum, in a grassy space in front of
the Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, situated between two ancient temples known respectively as the Temple of Male ...