"Fontana Di Trevi: The Trevi Fountain" Trevi Fountain - Fontana di Trevi Tip by deecat

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

  The Trevi Fountain in Rome
by deecat

For many , the 1st thing they think of when Rome is mentioned is the sumptuous Trevi Fountain They only know of it from movies seen or books read.

They have probably heard the legend that whoever drinks the water or throws a coin into the fountain, that person will, no doubt, return to Rome.

What they might not know is that Agrippa brought the water for this fountain, which is Virgin Water, to Rome by means of an aqueduct. It is thought that soldiers of Agrippa were looking for water in the country, & they met a maiden who showed them the source of this pure water (hence, it is called Virgin Water.)

On the right side of the Fountain is a bas-relief that represents this story. Now, the bas-relief on the left shows Agrippa explaining to Augustus his plan to bring this pure water to Rome.

n 1991, Trevi Fountain went through a complete restoration & supposedly has been brought back to its original splendor.

I did not know until I saw it that the fountain is really a facade of a large palace that is decorated with bas-reliefs on heaps of rocks with statues scattered about as water rushes & gushes from almost every part of this facade.

I love the figures on this fountain such as the Roman God, Neptune & his Seahorses. The Trevi Fountain supposedly represents the two sides of the sea: Serene & Tumultuous.

On the lower level of the fountain, a young girl can be seen, and her name is Trivia. Most historians think that the Fountain was probably named after her; thus, The Trevi Fountain.

This fountain is very difficult to photograph unless you have a widescreen lens. That is why my photo is only a portion of the entire fountain. Another problem is the crowds of people who are also trying to take photographs.

Allan & I made sure that we saw this famous fountain both in the sunlight & the moonlight.

By the way, it's way more romantic &much less crowded by moonlight!

Address: Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Trevi, 00187 Roma, Italy
Directions: It is located to the right of the famous street called Via del Corso and in the Via delle Muratte.
Phone: +39 06 0608
Website: http://www.turismoroma.it/cosa-fare/2742?lang=en

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  • Updated May 11, 2005
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