Throw 3 coins into the world's most famous fountain - the TREVI FOUNTAIN - and quickly make 3 wishes...
It is believed that this act of faith will ensure your eventual return to the Eternal City again. Yeah, yeah... I'm sure you guys are too brilliant to fall for that, right?
I actually threw 3 coins into the Trevi Fountain on my first trip in the early-1990s... (and like you) NOT expecting much to come out of my 3 wishes.
But boy, was I wrong. Fast forward. Many years later...
I ended up working for the 2nd largest bank in this country, based in Milano. Got to visit Rome again... and again... and AGAIN. Met and befriended wonderful Italian friends. And I now speak Italian (alright... I still can't speak Italian that eloquently but hey, I'm not giving up till I can speak without translating all these words from English to Italian in my brains!).
And the most amazing thing was that - I didn't apply for a job in this financial institution. They called me up via the headhunter and asked me whether I was interested.
Moral of the story?
Never say never.... and Never feel that you won't be fortunate enough to have your 3 wishes granted. :-)
Fondest memory: Do visit the Trevi Fountain at night when this whole area literally bursts with activities, tourists, policemen and roving-eye Italian 'romeos'... (Not jokiing about the last one).
This place is well-known as a pick-up joint. Stand here for less than 5 minutes... and see what happens? ;-p
3 coins in a fountain. Thats what I always think about when seeing photos of the famous Trevi Fountain. There was a film and a song with this title. I first visited here many years ago with my mum, the last time with my husband and son 30 years later, but its still a magical place to visit.
Whenever I have visited the fountain, its always amazing to walk up these tiny narrow streets, when suddenly there right in front of you stands this huge monument/fountain.
It was built in the late 18th century and the water that feeds it comes from one of Rome's ear.liest aquaducts.
Legend has it that it you throw a coin over your shoulder into the fountain then one day you will return.
Its always busy here no matter what time of year and this time was no exception. However it was marred by people constantly pestering us to buy things, from toys to artificial flowers. At first you say no politely but they dont seem to get the drift.
The fountain is situated off the Via De Muratte.
Or coming from the Piazza Barbarini down the Via del Tritone you take a left off that road.
Favorite thing: There's not much to say about this super super famous fountain... It's too famous to add something new and original to its story, so I will just refer the most frequent comments I've heard from tourists and friends when finally seeing the fountain... "Wow, it's so big, while the square is so tiny!!!" or "It's amazing how you can find such a wonderful masterpiece around the corner...". :-)
This fountain was designed by Nicola Salvi in the 18th century and became famous in Federico Fellini´s movie: "La Dolce Vita". Do you remember Anita Ekberg´s famous splash? . In the centre of the fountain you can find an image of Neptune, God of the Sea.-
The fountain is located near the Spain Square and the Navona Square.-
La fuente fue diseñada por Nicola Salvi en el siglo XVIII y se convirtió en mundialmente famosa al aparecer en la pelicula "La Dolce Vita" de Federico Fellini. En el centro de la fuente se encuentra una imágen de Neptuno, Dios del Mar, según la mitología romana.
La fuente se encuentra a pocas cuadras de la Plaza España como así de Plaza Navona.-
Fondest memory: It´s a huge fountain, unique for its large size and for its beauty. You should sit there for a while and see the astonished faces of the tourists when they see the fountain. The place where the fountain was built is too small, and because of that, the view of the fountain is even more magnificient.- There is a very nice church, just opposite the fountain – la Santi Vicenzo e Anastasio – that you shoud visit.-
Es una fuente realmente única por su belleza y por su tamaño. Vale la pena sentarse un largo rato a admirarla y fundamentalmente a observar a los turistas que quedan asombrados con semejante obra de arte. El lugar donde esta enclavada es muy pequeño y por ello se realza más su grandiosidad. Hay también, enfrente de la fuente, una iglesia muy bella - la Santi Vicenzo e Anastasio - que también merece una visita.-
Favorite thing: We quite liked the Trevi Fountain - it is really beautiful even though it is packed with tourists. We saw people drinking from the fountain and Rome's fountains are supposed to have clean water in them but with the number of people putting their hands in or throwing coins in, I think I would give it a miss. BTW, since the fountain was cleaned recently for the Giubileo, visitors are discouraged from throwing coins in as it can discolour the finish. We, of course, learned this after our visit. Oops. This is another popular hangout for the pickpockets so keep your wits about you as you jostle for a position on the fountain to have your photo taken.
Favorite thing: It is said that the soldiers of Agrippa, looking for water in the via Collatina in the country, met a maiden who showed them the source of this pure water, which was hence called Virgin Water. The bas-relief on the right represents this even; that on the left shows Agrippa explaining to Augustus the plan to bring this water to Rome.
Fondest memory: The Trevi Fountain had to be my most memorable sight in Rome. The beautiful water and the stunning sculpture behind it were unforgetable. Even the hordes of tourists gathered around it didn't bother me. Get an icecream from the nearby shop and enjoy it.
be in the crowd which is permanently on this narrow place. By day, By night. I always see a lot of people at the Trevi Fountain.
Fondest memory: Put a coin of money in the Fountain and make a wish. You are in Rome : miracles can occure.
Fondest memory: The trevi fountain is quite a recent creation to Rome.It was completed in 1762 by Nicola Salvi.It is Romes largest and most famous fountain.It is a must see,but it will be very busy.Be sure to toss a coin over your shoulder to make sure u will return one day to Rome.You will see 100's of people doing this and it looks quite funny.The staues here are very beautiful and there has been so much work gone into this beautiful fountain.
Visit the Trevi Fountain, then have your picture taken with your buddies, then get hit in the head by a coin. After you've been hit in the head with a coin, an old man will approach you and say that you are blessed, and absolutely without question claim you will return to the eternal city. Sweet.
Fondest memory: My first morning walk to the Colosseum from my hostel on the via cavour.
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