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Trevi Fountain

 

Rome - What a Birthday! Tuscany to Trevi

 

TREVI FOUNTAIN

 

I was blessed to start my birthday in a 12th century castle in Tuscany (see my Florence, Siena, Montalcino blog)  and end it on the renowned Via Veneto in Rome (July 27, hence my handle, travelman727). 

 

One of my day’s favorite moments was seeing Trevi Fountain. 

 

The first fountain at the site was built in 1453 by Pope Nikolas V, financed from wine taxes. In 1732, Clemens XII ordered the current fountain to be built and 30 years later, his predecessor, Clemens XIII, christened it. It was started by Nicola Salvi and finished by Giuseppe Pannini.

 

I seem to live my life through travel and music.

Which one will the fountain bless?
Admiring the early evening scene, I found myself humming the tune, “Three Coins in a Fountain.”

 

The Academy Award winning song was written by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn for the musical film (Three Coins in the Fountain) that tells the story of the three American girls looking for romance in Rome. It was later recorded by The Four Aces, who had a No. 1 hit on the music charts in 1954. Another popular version was done by Frank Sinatra.

 

Trevi etched its fame in stone in Fellini’s "La Dolce Vita” (1960), when Anita Ekberg took a late-night bath in the fountain.

 

Legend says it's lucky to throw coins with your right hand over your right shoulder into Trevi Fountain. If you toss:

• One coin, you will return to Rome.

• Two coins, you will fall in love with a beautiful Roman.

• Three coins, you will marry that Roman.

 

 

THREE COINS IN A FOUNTAIN • Jule Styne & Sammy Cahn

 

Three coins in a fountain

Each one seeking happiness

Thrown by three hopeful lovers

Which one will the fountain bless?

 

Three hearts in a fountain

Each heart longing for its home

There they lie in the fountain

Somewhere in the heart of Rome.

 

Which one will the fountain bless?

Which one will the fountain bless?

 

Three coins in a fountain

Through the ripples how they shine

Just one wish will be granted

One heart will wear a valentine.

 

Make it mine, make it mine, make it mine!

jesa145 says:
lovely... as you notice.. i'm speechless... I can only come up with lovely and fantastic. :) I truly enjoy traveling through your pictures ;)
Posted on: Apr 05, 2011
cookeymuncher says:
Who knows, maybe you'd meet her in one of your travels. ;-)
Posted on: Jun 09, 2009
travelman727 says:
Nicole, I only tossed in one coin. I think I'd like to at least meet the gal of my dreams before I commit to falling in love and marrying her :-) However, I'd jump in sight unseen if she is a dead ringer for Sophia Loren :-D
Posted on: Jun 09, 2009
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Trevi Fountain
Trevi Fountain
Which one will the fountain bless?
Which one will the fountain bless?
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