Trevi funtain - Roma


Trevi is the biggest fountain in Rome. Of baroque style blended with classicism, it stretches until the Poli palace's fa├žade. It began when General Agrippa restored in 19 B.C. ancient aqueducts including the Acqua Virgo in order to bring water to the Pantheon. Then, it was moved and modified until the XVIIth century when the pope Urban VIII charged Bernini to restore it. Unfortunately, the project failed due to financial reasons. In 1731, a contest was organized by Pope Clement XII to take care of the square and its fountain. The works began in 1732 under the direction of the winner of the contest Nicolo Salvi who had the idea of relating the original aqueduct's history. Finished in 1762, it is the symbol of papal Rome.

The fountain appeared in an unforgettable scene of Fellini's film Dolce Vita. The legend says that one who throws a coin in the fountain shall one day return to Rome. The coins in the fountain are regularly collected to finance charityies.

To see: the great statue Ocean by Pietro Bracci, the Salubrità and Abbondance statues by Filippo della Valle located in the side niches on top of low reliefs (one relates the ancient aqueduct's history and the other shows the legend of the virgin who indicated the place of the water spring), the shell-shaped chariot drawn by horses and tritons, the dome's coffered ceiling, the four Corinthian columns bearing the arms of Clement XIII crowned with statues representing the four seasons, the Virgin painted on the wall surrounded by two angels holding a crown, said to protect people according to an ancient tradition.


Address : Piazza di Trevi Roma Italy

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