The Big Fountain
The magnificent Fontana dell' Acqua Paola (1608-12), which is also known simply as Il Fontanone (the Big Fountain), was commissioned by Pope Paul V (r. 1605-21) and designed by Giovanni Fontana (1540-1614) and Flaminio Ponzio (1560-1613).
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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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