Trevi Fountain

Basic Information: 

Address: Piazza di Trevi, 00187 Roma RM, Italy 

Website: https://www.turismoroma.it/it/node/1286

Admission:  Free 

Story: 

Chances are that if you have done any research on visiting Rome, after scrolling past the Coliseum, you have come across the Trevi Fountain.  A beautiful water fountain in the middle of Rome that tourists throw coins while wishing for something they want.  The legend goes that if you throw one coin, you will return to Rome again.  Throw a second and third coin for a successful romantic future. 

But what is the history of the fountain?  And when visiting, is there more to the story than what meets the eye? 

First let’s talk about the history of the fountain.  Pope Clement XII in 1732, launched a competition for the design of the fountain.  Nicola Salvi’s design was ultimately chosen for the design.  

The center of the fountain is dominated by the god Ocean driving the shell shaped chariot.  

Trevi Fountain initiated construction in 1732 and was completed in 1762.  

Fun Note: 

While visiting Trevi Fountain, make sure you also explore the aqueducts of the Trevi Fountain.  

Vicus Caprarius known as the City of Water is an ancient Roman apartment complex located beneath the city’s Trevi district.  The archaeological site dates to the first century, but the site was not discovered until the late 1990s. 

Get your tickets to the underground tour here!

 

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