Trevi Fountain

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Of all the fountains in Rome the Trevi Fountain is probably the most famous of them all. Legend has it if you drop a coin in this fountain you are sure to return to Rome again. The fountain is located in the central part of Rome and it attracts thousands of tourists on continuous basis – it seems like no matter what time of day or night you come by there are still lots of people there taking photos or throwing in coins in the fountain.

The fountain is a special construction since the fountain is actually an integrated part of the palace on the same square – it is actually one of the walls of the palace. You can see the windows facing out towards the fountain.

The fountain is built in 1732 by Nicola Scavi and in the centre is a statue of King Neptune with a couple of horses below him and the water falling down in the pool in front of him – and the palace behind him.

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32 comments

  1. I’d love to go there! There’s something similar in Prague and I’ve returned three times since – either it was because I rubbed the statue or I just loved the city!

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  2. I have limited traveling experience so I never visited the Trevi Fountain. My husband took our sons there about 20 years ago and they were duly impressed. Thank you for allowing me to see it through your eyes.

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  3. Have heard so much about the Trevi fountain. Very lucky of you to get to visit and get up close as it’s such a popular thing to see. Looks like you visited the fountain in the day and evening πŸ™‚

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      1. Yeah I been to rome a few times visiting the fountain at least once at every visit. And will probably get back there one day in the future to check up on the fountain and other stuff in the city.

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  4. I remember this from a trip long ago! Thank you so much for bringing back one of my happy memories. πŸ™‚ Such a beautiful place! I remember the place being a pick pocket haven too. Is it still the case?

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  5. Mickey, We were on an archaeological tour years ago …. and they said there was a merchant who made the workers and creator of the fountain crazy with his complaining …. and so…. in revenge, there is an unattractive stone with no carving to the right of the fountain that is directly in the view of the merchant’s shop …… That’s what we were told was one feature of the fountain ….. thought it was poetic justice.

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  6. I am getting slightly overwhelmed by the quantity of tourists everywhere.
    It’s been a long time since last went to Rome, but I’m not sure I could handle the crowds.
    Though… on second thought, tourists can be avoided by switching to two roads up or down.
    They concentrate. Grazie for the post.

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