The Fountain of Pope Pius IX
The fountain which graces the centre of Piazza Mastai was designed by the architect Andrea Busiri Vici (1818-1911) for Pope Pius IX (r. 1846-78).
See: Fountains of Rome
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My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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