Fontana di Trevi

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Piazza di Trevi , Rome, Italy

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missandrea81 missandr…
147 reviews
A different view of the fountain from above Jan 07, 2013
Piazza di Trevi famous for its fountain is tucked away in a small space close to Via Corso. The fountain dominates that square and fills up with people quickly. Don't let that stop you from visiting though. Best times are early in the morning or late in the evening. How do I know this? I stayed right there at the Fontana Hotel, and get a better view than most do. As other reviewers said, be patient and you'll get to throw your coin. ;)

The fountain itself is huge {26 m (86 ft) high and 49 m (161.3 ft) wide}. It tells the history of how Agrippa brought the aqueduct to Rome. More in the pictures. The fountain was restored to its full beauty in the early 90s and hasn't lost its appeal. Original work was done by Nicola Salvi for Pope Clement XII, and was finished by students of Bernini. (I swear, he has his influence in everything in Rome.)

Enjoy the pictures as they tell the story of how the virgin water came to Rome.

DO throw a coin in the fountain.

DON'T try to climb on it! The police will blow a whistle at you.
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Dess0546 Dess0546
8 reviews
Fontana di Trevi Jan 02, 2013
Woow, what a magnificent, beautifull, big, white monument is this.

The first time I saw the Trevi Fountain I fell in love with it.

The surroundings of this fountain is cozy, fun, beautifull.. a lot of little restaurants, boutiques are near this fountain.

The story about the fountain is to throw a coin in your right hand over your left shoulder into the fountain, you have to make a wish, and they say that your wish could come true some day.

Unfortunately I didn't do it, because there were a lot of people around this fountain. Maybe next time.

Fontana di Trevi is for always in my heart :)!
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texadian says:
Think you for the review! I am heading there in 3 weeks and can't wait!!!!
Posted on: Jul 13, 2014
joehobo says:
Thank you for reminding me of Rome
Posted on: Jan 28, 2013
Andy99 Andy99
623 reviews
The Beautifully Baroque Trevi Fountain Sep 28, 2012
The Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi) is another of the major tourist magnets in Rome and arguably the world's most famous fountain. Justly so. It's beautiful and captivating no matter how many people are around it. And there are big crowds. But, with patience you can work your way down to the edge of the basin to admire the work.

The fountain was completed in 1762 the endpoint of the rebuilt Acqua Vergine aqueduct. (It was intended as a public fountain for drinking water.) A true collaborative effort went into its design. The ancient Roman aqueduct had been rebuilt in the 16th century, and in the 17th, Bernini was invited to design proper fountain for it. But things did not get going until a design competition was held in 1732. Nicola Salvi laid out the basic fountain with influence by Bernini's plans. In 1762, the statue of Oceanus, or Neptune, by Pietro Bracci was added. Neptune is flanked by allegorical figures of Health and Fertility by Giuseppe Pannini. It all makes for an impressive Baroque ensemble!

Of course, visitors must toss a coin over the left shoulder into the fountain. Tradition holds that the this will ensure one's return to Rome. (An old tradition was for travelers leaving Rome to take a drink and leave a coin to ensure their safe journey and return.) Does the coin toss work? Well, I tossed a coin into the Trevi Fountain when I was 12 and here I was standing before the fountain again!
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Andy99 says:
Yes, I certainly did! :)
Posted on: Nov 16, 2012
alessandrozzzz says:
..and did you toss the coin for the second time ?
Posted on: Nov 15, 2012
Bojasem Bojasem
216 reviews
amazing place May 23, 2012
This fountain are in Bamberini area it great i like it and i like the art of the statue in the foutain and the arch in old building in rome like Fontana di Trevi.

The Fountain area great area , very crowded and people very close to each other and you do not have time to take picture comfrtable.

This area excellent for walking,drinking cafe or eat gelato

and buy souvenir.

Be careful here as it is a favored venue for pickpockets.

cheers Fontana di Trevi.
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Tdotluver Tdotluver
3 reviews
Very beautiful. Great energy! Apr 06, 2011
One of my many memorable experiences in Rome, which I must say is a beautiful city, was just sitting in the Fontana Di Trevi area. There's this magnetism and captivating energy of the fountain, coupled with the people and the cafe and restaurants as a backdrop. You can sit there for hours, just relaxing and feel at peace.

Wonderful site.
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travelman727 says:
Like you, I LOVE Trevi Fountain and Rome :-D
Posted on: Apr 07, 2011
kolomiyasvitlana kolomiya…
17 reviews
Magical Fontane of Rome Aug 27, 2011
It's second time I was in Rome, and first site I wanted to visit again was Fontana di Trevi.

Something is magical about this place. I feel happy there, and it looks like hundreds people around are happy as well. So this place accumulating totally positive energy.

Designed in Baroque artistic style Fotane displays dynamic movement and energy of human forms. Its impressive, great, always crowded.

The other thing important about places like this one... you should really be there together with your love, otherwise magic will be not so magical :D lol)))

I've thrown in there couple of coins... My wish is becoming true xx
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jdig0304 jdig0304
35 reviews
Avoid the Tourist Trap Jun 03, 2011
Everybody knows about the Trevi Fountain and it is an obvious must see while in Rome but I'll give you a different take on it. If you go during the day, especially in the summer, you are going to be packed in like cattle in a pen. It is more spectacular at night but again everybody else in the world knows that as well. So what time is the best time to go? I would recommend going in the middle of the night when 99% or all tourists are sleeping or at the night hotspots. Hardly anybody is around offering you an intimate view of the grand monument.

If you go during the day or night though dont take a rose from the Indian guys peddling. If you even take it in your hand you will have to pay for it. The lack of peddlers at 4 in the morning is motivation enough to stay out late or get up early.
Lunanay Lunanay
1 reviews
Must go to :) Jun 10, 2011
Fontana di Trevi it's a must See in Roma. I know that it is well known, but it lefts you with such strong impression that you won't forget it. I was in Rome 12 years ago, but I can still remember it like it was yesterday.
traceyirish traceyir…
46 reviews
Tourist must-see Jun 06, 2011
Ok so its packed with tourists at all hours of the day, and there's hawkers left, right and centre, but the Trevi fountain is one the must sees in Rome!

We were there early enough in the day so it wasn't too crowded but there was still a decent crowd around.

They were doing road works also, so it was noisier than normal, but that doesn't take from the beauty of the place.
Laura92988 Laura929…
1 reviews
A must see! May 15, 2011
Obviously if you're going to go to Rome, you have to go to the Trevi fountain! You also have to throw in the traditional 3 coins with the 3 wishes. There was this amazing gelato shop right around the corner. It was the best gelato I've ever had!
adriadri adriadri
7 reviews
Fontana di Trevi Sep 21, 2010
They say that if u throw 1 coin u will come back to Rome, if u throw 2 coins ull come back to Rome and fall in love and if u throw 3 coins your come back to Rome fall in love and get married in Rome ... all of the coins are thrown with one's right hand over one's left shoulder ... so it all depends on what u want!

This is a very beautiful fountain, for me it was prettier by night!

When u go there just check on the windows, specifically check on the last window on your right, youll see that it has no glass,it's only painted...this is because one of the sons of the owner "fell" from that window, he was found dead on the waters of the fountain...face down; the pope of that time ruled the death as a suicide, apparently the death was a murder since the ghost of this man was wondering around for many time (unfinished business), people saw the ghost fall from the window or wandering around the fountain... so they decided to put bricks on his room and to just paint the window...he havent been seen since then.
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Vipin Vipin
691 reviews
Stunning fountain Feb 20, 2010
This is arguably the most famous and beautiful fountain in the world. Though the Trevi fountain was commissioned in the seventeenth century, it wasn't actually finished until the eighteenth cenury. The central figure is Oceanus, or the god of water, and he is joined by the figures Abundance and Salubrity.

Despite the mythological iconography, there is just something that is so stunning about the fountain. You don't need to know who the figures are, and are instantly enchanted by the whole scene.

The fountain attracts a heavy set of crowds in daylight and the night, and I recommend you visit it at both times of the day. The water is wonderful to hear, even above the tourist chatter. Coin tossing is cliche but not essential; I think you throw it over your right shoulder without looking back in order to ensure a return to Rome. On a practical note, the coins are collected and help to support the city's needy and homeless people, so it serves a very useful purpose.

Essential viewing and highly recommended.
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kyniosianow says:
I hope one day i will go back there again :-)
Posted on: Jul 12, 2011
Dr_Seuss Dr_Seuss
216 reviews
Trevi Fountain Jun 27, 2009
The most surprising thing to me is that it is in such a small square. Always gives it the impression of being mobbed,

I just loved it. The first time I was in Rome, it was being renovated, and the water was off and it was full of stray cats lying about in it, literally :O, I'll need to try and dig out and scan a photo of that :D .

I really liked the ornate carvings on the fountain and the sound of the water gushing in such an enclosed space. People will do it down as a tourist trap, but Rome is one of the top tourist destinations , so maybe they really shouldn't have gone there ;) . One of the better things to see in Rome
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stevenguyen stevengu…
81 reviews
Aug 18, 2006
The Trevi Fountain stands at the terminal point of the Acqua Vergine, one of the ancient aqueducts that brought water from the countryside to the city. Legend states that a young maiden, or virgin (hence the name), revealed the source of the water to a group of Roman soldiers. The Trevi Fountain was mostly unknown by tourists until the success of the film "Three Coins in a Fountain". The fountain was built on to the end of a building. The piazza that the fountain faces is quite small; the attached photo was taken by standing in a doorway as far as possible from the fountain. The bas-relief on the panel in the upper right corner depicts this. A series of about eight different popes all wanted to build a beautiful fountain here during their pontificate. After many years of various plans being drawn by numerous architects for an elaborate fountain, none of which were ever completed, in 1732 Nicola Salvi, who was commissioned by Pope Clement XII, finally began work on the fountain. The Pope wanted to make sure he got the credit for it so he erected the inscription at the top in 1735, even though it was still far from completion. He was wise to do so, because he died before it was finished, as did the architect Nicola Salvi. Salvi spent his entire career on this fountain, and it remains his sole legacy. It was finally completed in 1762 by Giuseppe Pannini. The Trevi Fountain is usually one of the handful of sights that just about any visitor to Rome has on their itinerary. While it is very beautiful, it is also extremely crowded with tourists night and day, and consequently with plenty of immigrant street vendors selling junk to make a living, or pickpockets looking for an easier profit. To see the fountain in something resembling peace and quiet, the best time is early in the morning. Tradition says that if you stand with your back to the fountain and throw a coin from your right hand over your left shoulder into the fountain, you will one day return to Rome. Throw two and you will return to Rome and fall in love, three coins and you will return to Rome, fall in love, and get married. So far my first two coins have worked; I should have an update sometime next year about the third!
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yadilitta yadilitta
723 reviews
Beautiful Fontana di Trevi - don't forget your coins Jun 18, 2006
This is a beautiful fountain which is famous not only because of its beauty, but also because of a tradition that involves it.

They say that you have to throw a coin into it and wish to come back to Rome. If you did so, your wish would come true.

So, it's totally understandable that there are always lots of people doing so. I was one of them and just in case threw 2 coins, haha. And it worked, just after 2 days I left Rome, I came back!
Eric Eric
408 reviews
Dec 15, 2005
Made famous by a visually appealing scene in La Dolce Vita, and a popular tourist destination, I'm going to risk the mob and claim that the Trevi Fountain is over-rated. It's not grand enough to be awe-inspiring, nor is it non-touristy enough to be an interesting discovery. It could be that I was just star-struck by all the other fantastic sites in Rome, and that in any other city the Trevi Fountain would be remarkable. Don't get me wrong, it's still a beautiful fountain and a nice place to enjoy some gelato, but I just wouldn't rank it among the top sites in Rome.In addition to the crowds you also need to be prepared to deal with incredibly aggresive flower vendors. The rumor is that they are mafia backed, which might help explain their attitudes. They capitalize on the romantic atmosphere, so be prepared to feel like a heartless ghoul if you turn down their offers to buy flowers for your girl. A well-timed "e basta"(which means "that's enough") should help to get them off your back.
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dansgirl1978 says:
completely agree!! my review sounds much the same as yours (not sure why it's not included on these pages)! Totally over-rated and underwhelming! and the rose sellers ruined the better part of my day!!!!
Posted on: Sep 06, 2007
Pearl510 says:
I totally agree with this statement. Trevi sure is beautiful and impressive, but the atmosphere there isn't enjoyable at the least, and honestly, if I would have known what it was like before I visited it, I would have spend my last moments in Rome at some other place for sure.
Posted on: Jun 14, 2007
djm0027 says:
Trevi Fountain is nice, but I didn't find it relaxing. I was there at the height of the summer tourist season and like you said mobs of people. Indian people blowing bubbles everywhere trying to get you to buy something.
Posted on: Dec 07, 2006
dansgirl1978 dansgirl…
64 reviews
May 11, 2004
Is the Trevi Fountain overrated- yes, a resounding YES! I was really surprised to find that the fountain is small and not at steet level. It was crowded, noisy and the rose sellers just about ruined my day! We had to jostle our way past tourists from every country to see it and once we did, it was a great let-down. We were accosted by two different rose sellers, who were rude and pushy, literally thrusting roses into my hand and then refusing to take them back insisting that we now pay for them. Please don't fall into this tourist trap and if you must see it, beware of the rose sellers!!!

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