Fontana di Trevi Fountain in Rome

‘La Fontana di Trevi’, the most famous fountain in the world


The ‘Fontana di Trevi’ or the Trevi Fountain is perhaps the most famous fountain in the world and definitely in Rome.

Info Trevi Fountain

address Piazzi di Trevi Rome
metro Stop at Barberini (line A) and then another 500 meters from the metro
opening hours You can visit the fountain both during the day and in the evening when it is lit by beautiful lighting.

Visit the Fontana di Trevi

The ‘Fontana di Trevi‘, or the Trevi Fountain is perhaps the most famous fountain in the world and definitely in Rome. The baroque fountain in Piazza di Trevi was originally designed by Bernini for Pope Clement XII. Designed.

However, it wasn’t built until 50 years later after a (cheaper) redesign by the architect Nicola Salvi. Construction lasted from 1732 to 1762. The fountain’s fame is in part the result of the many films that have shown the Trevi Fountain, including La Dolce Vita, Angels and Demons, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, and Roman Holiday.

The almost 30-meter-high Trevi Fountain was built at the rear of the Palazzo Poli building. In the middle under the arch is the statue of the sea god Neptune, who is pulled to the sea on his shell-shaped chariot drawn by two winged horses and tritons (young gods of the sea). One of the horses is calm and obedient, the other is exuberant. They symbolize the changing tides of the sea.

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The two statues in the niches (by Filippo della Valle) next to Neptune represent Abundance on the left and Health on the right. The name ‘Trevi‘is derived from tre via or three streets. At the place of the fountain three streets used to come together.

Coins in the fountain of Rome

It is a tradition to throw a coin into the fountain – keep your eyes closed and toss the coin over your left shoulder into the water with your right hand. According to legend, the person who flips the coin will one day return to Rome.

Did you throw two coins in the well? You will find your love in Rome. Prefer to get married (or get divorced)? Throw three coins in the well.

Every week the municipality of Rome cleans the well and donates a large part of the proceeds (1.4 million per year) to a charity that helps poor families.

Walking tours around the Trevi Fountain

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