Trevi Fountain

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Piazza di Trevi, Rome, Italy

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Maurizioago Maurizio…
574 reviews
The Trevi fountain. Jan 30, 2018
A legend says that if you throw a coin into this fountain, over your left shoulder you' ll come back to Rome.

This huge fountain is situated at the end of an aqueduct built in 19 B. C. and it lies where three roads intersect. Hence the name; Trevi (tre vie means “three roads” in Italian). This fountain was designed by Nicola Salvi from an earlier plan by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, but it was finished by Giuseppe Pannini in 1762. The central figure of this monument is Neptune; god of the sea. He rides a shell shaped chariot drawn by two sea horses. One is calm and the other one wild. They simbolize the fluctuating moods of the sea. To the sides are statues of abundance and salubrity.
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Zagnut66 Zagnut66
112 reviews
Trevi Fountain Mar 07, 2013
Maybe because it was early in the morning during the offseason, but there weren't that many people hanging around the fountain when I stopped by. Only one guy asked for money and was easy to ignore. There were police at just about every famous touristy place I visited in Rome, so things never seemed out of hand. The colorful free map given out at the hotels made the Trevi Fountain easy to find, but with so many people clutching the map in their hands it sort of screamed "I am a tourist!" to potential pick pockets.

It's a beautiful fountain, especially how it almost organically emerges from the palace behind. I dropped ny coin, took some photos, and moved on to the next famous site. You can easily take in the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, and the Pantheon during an afternoon stroll, with multiple other fountains, historic churches, shops, and restaurants along the way. Just be careful on the narrow streets.
Trevi Fountain
Trevi Fountain
Cool looking lamp
Water pouring in as if from a spri…
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Zagnut66 says:
Maybe he didn't want to get his hand wet, Hasan! :)
Posted on: Feb 20, 2014
cimtech says:
Place was this empty early in the morning and plenty of coins in the fountain, just wondering why that guy asked money from you :)
Posted on: Feb 20, 2014
spocklogic says:
This looks a rare experience to me, Bill, and I've visited here many times in my trips to Rome, but have never seen it so empty of people as you captured here!
Posted on: Feb 20, 2014
tj1777 tj1777
379 reviews
Trevi Fountain Dec 27, 2011
19 BC Aqua Virgo aqueduct is built

Fact about Agrippa: “He was the defense minister of Octavian (later Augustus) and he was the mastermind behind several of Augustus most important victories. Including the Battle of Actium where he finally defeated the forces of Mark Antony and Cleopatra. He was the grandfather of later Emperor Caligula and great-grandfather of Emperor Nero. Beside his military successes he improved the water supply system of Rome significantly – he built 3 aqueducts and improved and extended the 3 other aqueducts of his time. In addition to this he reconditioned the sewers and built a new public bath.”

Of all the fountains in Rome the Trevi Fountain is probably the most famous of them all. Legend has it if you drop a coin in this fountain you are sure to return to Rome again. The fountain is located in the central part of Rome and it attracts thousands of tourists on continuous basis - it seems like no matter what time of day or night you come by there are still lots of people there taking photos or throwing in coins in the fountain.

The fountain is a special construction since the fountain is actually an integrated part of the palace on the same square - it is actually one of the walls of the palace. You can see the windows facing out towards the fountain.

The fountain is built in 1732 by Nicola Scavi and in the centre is a statue of King Neptune with a couple of horses below him and the water falling down in the pool in front of him - and the palace behind him.

The fountain achieved fame when it was featured in a famous scene in the movie la dolce Vita where Anita Eckberg is going for a quick bath in the fountain – you can see the scene from the movie here
The fountain and the palazio behin…
The fountain and the palazio behin…
The water in the Trevi Fountain
Neptun on the fountain
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Sunflower300 says:
It's funny, since I was a kid I have wanted to go to the Trevi Fountain so I could throw a coin in there in order to return again one day, but I am yet to get there the first time. Where do I throw my coin in order to make that happen? (Maybe at a travel agent ;))
Thanks for the great review.
Posted on: Feb 20, 2012
sylviandavid says:
Mickey, This is really a great review. We loved the trevi fountain and would have spent much, much more time there except for the million guys pestering you about taking your picture and trying to "give" you a flower. It took a lot of the peacefulness (is that a word?!). Thanks so much for the review and CONGRATULATIONS on being featured! Well done!
Posted on: Feb 20, 2012
monky says:
Congrats on this featured Mickey so beautiful this fountain and a thing one cant miss when visiting Rome!
Posted on: Feb 20, 2012
Fitnessguru729 Fitnessg…
131 reviews
Trevi Fountain Sep 20, 2011
One of the most famous tourist attractions in Rome, Italy is the Trevi Fountain. The fountain was incredible to see and it was very hard to get a good picture in due to the traffic surrounding the fountain. I took the trip to the fountain with a friend I met in the Hostel I was staying at in Rome. I was in Rome for approx 72 hours and saw about 6 attractions. The trip was definitely worth it. I just wish I had more time in the city of Rome to check out some more attractions. Checkout the Gelato stop next to the fountain! It's very cheap and very good!
Trevi Fountain: Rome, Italy
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sylviandavid says:
good tip on the gelato shop.... always good to get one.
Posted on: Feb 20, 2012
Vioweil Vioweil
41 reviews
Pretty disappointed... Aug 31, 2010
I don't want to be the party-pooper (again:) but I was actually pretty disappointed with visiting Trevi Fountain. Don't get me wrong – the fountain is awesome in size and awesome in its beauty!... but…

The beauty and romance of the Trevi Fountain fade really quickly off once you see the relentless hordes of tourists and even more aggressively “commercial” people around selling cheap souvenirs, roses, umbrellas, etc.

You need to watch your bags and pockets when taking photographs. Hordes of professional beggars/predatory thieves are waiting for their moment to move in on tourists and lighten them of their belongs.

The fountain itself was so crowded with tourists that -as minion woman- I could barely see it. There were lots of police men patrolling the area, blowing their whistles and screaming at tourists which was unpleasant and a little bit frustrating. Not to mention the surroundings which are so ugly and narrow!

I was so excited to visit the Fontana di Trevi and thought it would be a nice and relaxing afternoon, but all I got were nerves down. Not worth spending more than 15 minutes at, there is so much else to see in Rome!
Fontana di Trevi
Fontana di Trevi
Fontana di Trevi
Fontana di Trevi
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ilserita says:
In February there wasn't that much people, and still the weather was great! :)
Posted on: Apr 27, 2012
Soultrekker says:
Good point..its been a while since I was there, but sounds like it is getting worse. Such a shame something so old and beautiful gets ruined like that...
Posted on: Apr 27, 2012
austin37335 says:
Yes Vio, I think you make a valid point about the Trevi Fountain. We were fortunate that when we were there it wasn't quite so crowded as it looks in your photos, but it was busy all the same. The vendors are very annoying!
Posted on: Mar 24, 2012

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