Trevi Fountain - Fontana di Trevi, Rome

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Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Trevi, 00187 Roma, Italy +39 06 0608
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    Under Renovation

    by machomikemd Written May 6, 2016

    more pictures of the renovation of the famous fountain when we visited last year. The trevi fountain was fully restored in August of 2015 and I hope to com back again to see it this time in it's full grandeur as I also thrown three coins in the then almost empty fountain,

    Unfortunately, when the time we visited the famous Trevi Fountain, it is in the midst of Renovation (may 2015) and I found out that the renovation will be finished by autumn of 2015. They have made a temporary walkway along the fountain where you can line up and go to the middle of the fountain and can still throw your coins (the famous myth that if you throw 3 coins at the trevi fountain you will return to Rome) as although the fountain is almost dry, there is a small line of water going at the fountain below from the walkway where you can still throw your coins (they purposely made it so that small almost straight line of water in the middle of the fountain will still flow for the tourists like us to throw the coins.

    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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    Amazing fountain

    by chattygirl7491 Written Feb 10, 2016

    Gorgeous fountain .. and piece of history. Very crowded .. lots of us tourists waiting for their photo op and some were aggressive. I lady literally shoved me to try and not wait her turn ... we'd waited a long time .. ok I sorta shoved her back and handed my purse to my hubby .. she decided to wait her turn. That first day in Rome I got shoved and elbowed a crazy amount .. had bruises the next day.

    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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    Fontana di Trevi - history

    by croisbeauty Written Nov 10, 2015

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    Fontana di Trevi was built in the district Trevi and indicates the place where ends aqueduct "Aqua Virgine", built during the reign of Emperor Marcus Agrippa. According to legend, in the 19th century BC one girl took two thirsty Roman soldiers to a water source located about twenty kilometers from Rome. Emperor Agrippa then ordered to build aqueduct and supply the city and the bath in his palace with the water.
    In the same place there was already a fountain, built in the 15th century by Renaissance architect Leon Battista Alberti, but Pope Urban VIII thought it was pretty nondescript and announced a tender for the construction of more imposing fountain. 1629 Pope has asked Gian Lorenzo Bernini to sketch the possible idea of a new fountain but the project was never realized because the Urban VIII dies shortly afterwards.
    The idea was revived by Pope Clement XII in 1730 and and this contest was won by Florentine architect Alessandro Galileo. For the Romans it was a heavy blow and they used various ploys to eliminate the winner and awarded the project to a local architect Nicola Salvi. The construction began in 1732 and was completed in 1762, long after Salvi's death. His project was completed by Bracci, whose idea was to place Neptune in the central part of the fountain.
    At the top of the fountain is the papal coat of arms, symbolizing that the idea and realization originated by three popes.

    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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    Fontana di Trevi

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 10, 2015

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    According to legend a foreigner who tosses a coin into the Fontana di Trevi ensures his return to Rome but I didn't do it, was it a mistake or I was just stingy? I will come back to Rome, that's for sure, but it has to be month of May or June.
    Fontana di Trevi is the largest and most spectacular of Rome's fountains and was designed to glorify the three different Popes, Clement XII, Benedict XIV and Clement XIII. Set against a large building the fountain is decorated with bass-reliefs and statues which stand upon mighty rocks from which the water gushes.
    It was built beginning in 1730 on the site of Renaissance fountain by Leon Battista Alberti. The emblems and inscriptions of the three Popes are carried on the attic story. The central figure is Oceanus, the personification of all the seas and oceans and is surrounded by Tritons and Sea Nymphs.

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    The Trevi Fountain. It's huge!

    by egonwegh Updated Oct 27, 2015

    I was really surprised by the size of this well-known fountain that I'd seen so many times in pictures and film stills. The statues are actually much larger than life, and they stand against a very impressive backdrop that is about the size of the apartment block where I used to live.

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    The Fountain

    by xaver Updated Oct 7, 2015

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    Trevi Fountain is the largest and most popular baroque fountain in all the city. Bernini initially placed the fountain on the side of the square in front of the Quirinale palace, so the pope could enjoy it(quirinale has also been pope's palace for a while).
    The version of the fountain that we see today was designed by Nicola Salvi in 1732 and finished in 1762. Legend says that if you give your back at the fountain and throw a coin inside it, you'll go back to Rome. Last time I have been the fountain had been repairing, there was no water and I did not want to hit guys at work with a coin. Let's hope legend is just a legend.
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  • Paráda

    by AdamV6 Written Sep 17, 2015

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    Now Under Renovation

    by machomikemd Written Jun 19, 2015

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    Unfortunately, when the time we visited the famous Trevi Fountain, it is in the midst of Renovation (may 2015) and I found out that the renovation will be finished by autumn of 2015. They have made a temporary walkway along the fountain where you can line up and go to the middle of the fountain and can still throw your coins (the famous myth that if you throw 3 coins at the trevi fountain you will return to Rome) as although the fountain is almost dry, there is a small line of water going at the fountain below from the walkway where you can still throw your coins (they purposely made it so that small almost straight line of water in the middle of the fountain will still flow for the tourists like us to throw the coins.

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    May your wishes come true

    by Sienlu Updated Nov 13, 2014

    This magnificent piece of art was designed by Italian Architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Pietro Bracci. The man standing in the middle is Neptun (God of the Sea) accompanied by 2 tritons

    It's probably the most famous fountain in the world and the biggest one in Rome. It's also known for making your wishes come true by throwing a coin in it. (about 3000 euros are thrown into the fountain each day)...Mine came true, my girl was born a year after I wished for her. ;) The legend says you wish to one day return to Rome but I made my own wish..ahah

    Definitely one of the highlights of Rome.

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    Trevi Fountain

    by GracesTrips Updated Nov 2, 2014

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    The Trevi Fountain is located in a short distance from the Spanish Steps so you should combine this visit. You can exit at the Spagna metro station to see the Spanish Steps first or you can exit the Barberini metro station to see Trevi Fountain first.

    The fountain is quite magnificent. It's creation took a long path from 1629 with initial designs by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Then torn down to create the Salvi Fountain. But Nicola Salvi died in 1751 and then the Trevi Fountain was then finished in 1762 by Giuseppe Pannini.

    The Trevi Fountain is the largest Baroque fountain in Rome and one of the most famous in the world. A nice replica of the fountain can be found at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

    Address: Via delle Muratte, 9, Roma, Italy 00187

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    Closed for Renovations

    by TLWiz Written Oct 14, 2014

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    Be aware that the fountain is currently undergoing extensive renovation and is pretty much closed for business. No water and most of the structure is covered in scaffolding and tarps. I gave 5 Stars for when it opens back up in mid 2015

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    Trevi Fountain

    by brendareed Written Jun 2, 2014

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    How many fountains in the world have their own website…or their own Facebook page? Or how many fountains have a daily revenue of €3,000 solely from donations (no admission fee). The Trevi Fountain does. It is one of the most popular sites in Rome, attracting crowds of tourists on a daily basis.

    This Baroque style fountain was initially designed by Bernini, who did so much architecture and sculpture in Rome. However, his plan was not carried out many years later after both Bernini and Pope Urban VIII (who commissioned Bernini for the work) had died. While there are some touches from Bernini’s original plans, the final design was by Nicola Salvi with the fountain being finished in 1762 (11 years after the death of Salvi) by Giuseppe Pannini, nearly 150 years after Bernini’s commission.

    The location of the fountain rests at the point where three roads intersect and the ancient aqueduct ends – and this is where the name comes from: three roads in Latin is tre vie, thus Trevi. Ancient Romans would mark the terminal spot with a fountain, a custom that Pope Nicholas V reinstated at the Trevi Fountain area. Today, the fountain uses pumps to keep the water flowing.

    What is it that attracts the tourists? First of all, it is a beautiful fountain. As the largest Baroque fountain in Rome, it is 85 feet tall and 65 feet wide. The white marble sculptures show Neptune in the center with tritons, seahorses, shells, and snakes balancing out the fountain, giving symmetry to the piece.

    So why does the fountain get €3,000 a day in donations? Because there is a legend that if you throw a coin (over your shoulder with your back to the water) into the fountain you will return to Rome. I guess there are lots and lots of people that hope to return to Rome! By the way, the money is used to support feeding the needy in Rome.

    The Trevi fountain has seats for people to sit and watch the fountain at all hours of the day. It gets very crowded with tourists taking photos. Unfortunately, when large crowds of tourists gather, the chance that there will be pickpockets will increase. So before you head to the Trevi fountain, ensure that all your valuables are safely hidden away and stay aware of those around you. Then, grab your camera and a coin and enjoy the Trevi fountain!

    Address: Piazza di Trevi – Rome

    Website: http://www.trevifountain.net/

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    The Trevi Fountain

    by gordonilla Written Mar 15, 2014

    This was another one of the things you are supposed to see when you visit Rome. I have to admit to finding it a little disappointing, and not so impressive. It was not so busy, but there were many hawkers and people offering to sell you a photograph of yourself and the fountain.

    It was January when I visited so was not warm, but there were many couples who seemed to be in love making a visit to make wishes.

    Address: Piazza di Trevi, 00187 Roma, Italy

    Phone: +39 06 0608

    Website: http://www.trevifountain.net/

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    The Trevi Fountain

    by WulfstanTraveller Updated Nov 11, 2013

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    This is truly an amazing, stunning fountain. Much of its greatness to me lies in how much it hits you and how powerful an impact it has upon seeing it for the first time, when one enters the piazza from one of the narrow streets, the crashing sound of the falling water progressively getting louder as one approaches, until the site and the sound hit loudly and suddenly as one enters the piazza.

    It is also famous for a scene in the Fellini film, La Dolce Vita, where some characters go into the fountain.

    Directions: In central Rome on Piazza di Trevi, west of the Quirinal Hill, just east of the Pantheon, just south of Piazza de Spagna.

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    Trevi Fountain- Fontana di Trevi

    by GentleSpirit Updated Jul 10, 2013

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    Perhaps the single most famous fountain in Rome is of course the Trevi Fountain. The story says that if you throw a coin in the fountain that it will guarantee your return to Rome.

    The first thing you really notice about the fountain is its massive size. It is 25 meters high and 49 meters wide. It basically takes up and entire square. At first glance you see it and realize it is not a building, the whole thing is just a fountain.

    In 1629 Pope Urban VIII (Maffeo Barberini) commissioned Bernini to draw up plans to make the fountain more dramatic. You will remember from other tips that Bernini had a very close relationship with the Barberini (of Florence) and they used him a great deal once they became popes. Urban VIII was a known generous patron of the arts, though he was also most active in wars.

    The Trevi fountain was finished much later, in 1762 by one Giuseppe Pannini.
    At the center of the statue is the representation of Oceanus, the personification of the World Ocean, a river surrounding the world. Naturally, this would be most appropriate a theme for a fountain, but this location had something to do with it as well as this was where the end of a great aqueduct used to be. So here, water represents not only life, but power.

    An absolute must see in Rome, you can take great pictures of the fountain by day or night as it is wonderfully lit at night.

    They say that about 3,000 euro in coins are thrown into the Trevi Fountain every day. This money is used to fund a supermarket for the poor. I wondered about security because i saw no obvious security to prevent someone from just reaching in and helping themselves to the coins they wanted. Security was very low key during my visit, im sure they were there, but weren't immediately noticeable.

    Website: http://www.trevifountain.net/

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