Trevi Fountain

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Trevi Fountain, Rome Overview

Built in 1762 by artist Nicola Salvi, the Trevi Fountain or Fontana di Trevi, the Trevi Fountain is a must-visit for anyone who steps foot in Rome. People often talk about throwing a coin in the fountain. This tradition has been going on for decades, and the myth behind it is dependent on the number of coins tossed into the fountain.

The Trevi Fountain is world famous for its Baroque architecture. The feature 'Ace of Cups' in the Trevi fountain is the artist's way of hiding a sign that a barber refused to move during the construction of the fountain! While the artist died halfway through construction, the fountain stands testament to his vision. Once you're at the Trevi fountain, don't forget to throw a coin in the waters and make a wish! Traditionally, visitors wish for a speedy return to Rome.

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Facts and Tips

  • Trevi Fountain is one of the oldest water sources in Rome.
  • The reason for the Fountain’s existence was gambling.
  • The Trevi Fountain takes up more water than you think it does.
  • The Trevi Fountain was not entirely created by Salvi.
  • It is made of the same material as the Colosseum
  • The Trevi Fountain was shown in a number of films including Three Coins in the fountain and Roman Holiday.
  • There may be people trying to sell roses near this site so visitors can continue to enjoy this place simply by ignoring them.
  • The white stone mountain has been red and black. It was draped black to honor Marcello Mastroianni and was red when a vandal dumped a liquid substance into the water, making it red.
  • People donate to charity at the fountain by throwing roughly euro 3000 per day.
  • The Trevi Fountain has undergone a euro 2.2 million refurbishment.
  • It is a crime to steal the coins thrown into the fountain.

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History and Architecture

Fontana di Trevi was first revealed to the public in 1762. An early fountain was located on this site under the jurisdiction of Pope Urban VIII. However, when he died, the fountain was destroyed and Pope Clement XII chose Salvi to lead the project in 1730. He decided to combine allegorical and mythological figures, gushing water and natural rock formation. The grand triumphal arch was his own idea although he was also inspired by the works of Pietro Da Cortana. Unfortunately, Salvi passed away in 1751 and one of his followers, Giuseppe Panini completed the fountain in 1762.

The Trevi Fountain is a work of Baroque architecture. It is 26 meters tall and 46 meters wide. In the center niche, there is Oceanus, the god of water, symbolizing Abundance and Health. A number of tritons accompany the gods and are placed below them to maintain the symmetry of the fountain. The Papal Coat of Arms sits right at the top, suspended by angels. There were a number of fountains that had been created around the 4th century. As a result, there was a lot of competition during Trevi’s time. However, when this iconic fountain was finally revealed to the public, it was commenced as one of the most beautiful fountains in the nation.

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