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Trevi Fountain - Fontana di Trevi, Rome: 340 reviews and 563 photos


Nicola Salvi's theatrical design for Rome's largest and most famous fountain was completed in 1762. The central figures are Neptune, flanked by two Tritons, one trying to master an unruly seahorse, the other leading a quieter beast, symbolising the two contrasting moods of the sea.

The site originally marked the terminal of the Aqua Virgo aqueduct, built by Augustus' right-hand man and son-in-law, Agrippa, in 19 BC to channel water to Rome's new bath complexes. One of the reliefs on the first storey shows a young girl, Trivia, after whom the fountain may have been named. She is said to have first shown the spring, 22km (14 miles) from the city, to thirsty Roman soldiers.

The Fontana di Trevi is famous because the legend says that if you throw a coin you will come back to Rome some day - if you throw a second coin you can desire a second wish.

Address: Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Trevi, 00187 Roma, Italy
Directions: In the Trevi district in Rome, Italy
Phone: +39 06 0608
Website: http://www.turismoroma.it/cosa-fare/2742?lang=en

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  • Updated Jul 27, 2005
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