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Trevi Fountain

Fontana di Trevi

A stunning, elaborate Baroque gem of a fountain. This famous sight is a must while in the city. Beautiful even at night.

Piazza di Trevi, 00187 Roma, Italy

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When you visit Rome, there are certain landmarks that you must see—and the Trevi Fountain belongs to them. This large Baroque artwork is too stunning to be missed. Although fountains are almost everywhere in Rome, this one, with a height of 85.3 ft (26 m) and width of 65.6 ft (20 m), is truly special. Completed in 1762, it took almost 30 years to build, but the original design of the fountain was created a century earlier by the sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The architect, Nicola Salvi, used the design to create the astonishing piece of Baroque architecture.

A dominant feature of Fontana di Trevi is the large statue of Neptune, who was the Roman god of water. He is depicted riding a sea-shell chariot being pulled by sea horses guided by two Tritons. In Roman mythology, Triton was a messenger of the big sea. Other statues represent abundance and salubrity. The fountain marks where three major aqueducts of Ancient Rome met and there is a relief of Agrippa, the ruler who commanded the building of the aqueducts. In 1998, the waterworks were restored and a new water pumping system was added to it.

There is a belief that a wish to return to Rome could come true if you toss a coin over your shoulder into the Trevi Fountain, which means its floor is covered with coins. It is a very busy area, so beware of pickpockets and do not carry valuables with you! The fountain works 24 hours a day, and at night is beautifully illuminated—well worth a double trip! Various people try to sell their goods there, mostly souvenirs and umbrellas; this can be annoying for tourists. And it is best to remember to take your own camera, as a „photographer“ on site may charge something like €15 for 2 shots!

The nearest Metro stop is Barberini - Fontana di Trevi, from where signs will lead you straight to the fountain. The stop 'Spagna‘, under the Spanish Steps, is also within walking distance.

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The reconstruction of the fountain has been finished and it is fully accessible.

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Attractions near to Trevi Fountain

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