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Fontana del Moro, Rome

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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.