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Trevi Fountain

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Trevi Fountain.

Trevi Fountain features in these preplanned City Guides:

1-day Rome City Guide3-day Rome City Guide5-day Rome City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • One of the most familiar sights of Rome
  • A romantic spot

Time required: 30 minutes

Public transport:

  • Bus nr: 62, 85, 92

Address: Piazza di Trevi, Rome

Things you need to know:

  • The 25.9 meters (85 feet) high and 19.8 meters (65 feet) wide Trevi Fountain is an impressive Baroque fountain in Rome completed in 1762
  • The Trevi marks the end point of the aqueduct, Acqua Vergine, that still feeds it with water
  • The medieval Acqua Vergine is the renewed and lengthened version of the ancient Aqua Virgo built in 19 B.C. that supplied Rome with clean water
  • Legend has it; the spring that feeds the aqueduct was discovered miraculously by a virgin
  • The story is illustrated in the fountain by the female figures on both sides of the central figure
  • The figure standing in the middle is Oceanus who was believed to be the world-ocean in ancient mythology
  • Tradition holds, if one throws coins into the fountain, he will return to Rome
  • About 3,000 Euros are thrown into the fountain each day and collected at night. The money is used to help Rome's poor

What to do there:

  • Admire the beautiful fountain
  • Have some coins ready for tossing in - backwards over your shoulder - to ensure your return to Rome
  • It's also a perfect opportunity to make any wishes you may have in mind, the more romantic the better

Tips & Insights:

  • Too often thronged with tourists, yet the sheer beauty and power of this creation are nevertheless overwhelming, day or night

Trevi Fountain features in these preplanned City Guides: