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The sculptures and moat of the Prato della Valle in the center of Padua, Italy

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Prato della Valle, Padua, Italy

Prato della Valle, Padua, Italy

The Prato della Valle is a giant ellipse in central Padua with a moat surrounding the central ellipse, and statues on either side of the moat. The Prato was created in 1755 to reclaim swampland in Padua. The full project as envisioned was never completed.