The Fountain of the Moor (Fontana del Moro), which is located at the south end of the Piazza Navona, was designed by Giacomo della Porta (1532-1602) in 1575.
The fountain, however, had to wait almost a century for its centrepiece, which was added in 1653, the work of Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680).
In 1874 all of the original statues were moved to the Galleria Borghese and replaced by copies.
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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 and
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