About Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi)
The Trevi Fountain is the most famous fountain in Rome and is a masterpiece of Baroque art. It is also the largest of the Baroque fountains in Rome, measuring 85 feet tall and 65 feet wide.
The fountain was designed by Nicola Salvi and was completed in 1762 well after his death. A key part of the fountain is the statue of Neptune. He stands imposingly on a seashell chariot pulled by two seahorses. He is framed by the palace behind, which acts as an Arch of Triumph for his entrance.
Legend has it that throwing a coin over your shoulder into the fountain will result in you being granted a wish and guarantee your return to Rome. Around 3,000 Euros are thrown into the fountain each day, which are then collected at night for charity. The fountain area is extremely popular and has also been featured in many movies. For a different view, check it out at night when it has been lit.
First To Review: Elke H.
Oct 31, 2008
Une superbe fontaine, avec une histoire, des légendes et des traditions. Ainsi, celle de tourner le dos à la fontaine et d'y jeter deux pièces: une pour un voeux, l'autre pour revenir à Rome.
L'inconvénient reste cependant le monde qui grouille aux pieds des statues. Malheureusement, dans une ville telle que Rome, les touristes n'ont plus de saison, ils poussent toute l'année. La solution est d'être philosophe, d'arriver à faire abstraction du bruit et des autres et surtout de ne pas s'énerver.
Après celà remontez vers la place d'Espagne, histoire de plonger vos pieds dans l'eau fraîche de la fontaine et d'avoir un peu plus d'espace pour respirer.
Le secret pour découvrir Rome, comme la plupart des grandes villes: perdez vouz!
Dec 29, 2010
Thus far, the Trevi is one of my favorite little man-made spots in the world. Although the attraction is always packed with tourists and petty-wares peddlers I manage to find a good spot to sit and just lose myself to thought and enjoy the sight, sound, and feel.
The Trevi is on every tourist's to-do list in Roma but try to get there in the off-season to maximize your personal experience with the site. Also, plan on spending more time with the Trevi and less on the Spanish Steps as they're often littered with trash and street rabble.
Don't forget to toss a coin into the Trevi to ensure your return to Roma or take one out to ensure an Italian love. 3
Jul 1, 2008
Sparkling by day and romantic by night, the Trevi Fountain is a lavish oasis in the midst of Rome. The fountain is still supplied by an aqueduct built in Agrioppa in 19 B.C., and was built by Nicola Salvi from a design by Bernini between 1732 and 1751. The gorgeous rocks and waves of the sculpture meld with the gushing waterfalls to create a vibrant base and background for the figure of Neptune and his horses. The fountain is famous as a spot for tourists to guarantee a return to Rome by tossing a coin in. The proper coin tossing form is to stand with your back to the fountain and throw the coin with your right hand over your left shoulder.
Oct 29, 2008
You will know that you have reached the Trevi Fountain by the loud rushing sound of water - nestled in a quiet neighborhood in the city of Rome - near the Pantheon - you will be amazed at the volume of water racing through this fountain. Do as the tourists do - throw a coin over your shoulder and into the fountain - as you will definitely want to return to Rome in the future. We have visited this fountain in the morning - in the evening and very late at night - or early in the morning - depending on how you look at it. When the crowds have gone - and there is a full moon - you can't beat the atmosphere here.