Fontana del Moro or Moor Fountain in Piazza Navona (Rome) on a sunny day with blue sky.

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Fontana del Moro or Moor Fountain in Piazza Navona (Rome) on a sunny day with blue sky.
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Piazza NavonaÊis a piazza in Rome built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian in 1st century AD, and follows the form of the open space of the stadium. The ancient Romans went there to watch the agones "games", and hence it was known as "Circus Agonalis" "competition arena". It is believed that over time the name changed to in avone to navone and eventually to navona. Fontana del Moro (Moor Fountain) is a fountain located at the southern end of the Piazza Navona in Rome which represents a Moor, or African (perhaps originally meant to be Neptune), standing in a conch shell, wrestling with a dolphin, surrounded by four Tritons.
Location: Piazza Navona, 00186 Roma, Italy