A place travelers can visit Trevi Fountain / Fontana di Trevi
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General description: Trevi Fountain / Fontana di TreviTrevi Fountain or the Fontana di Trevi is situated in the Trevi rione in Rome.
The story of the Trevi Fountain
Rome's most popular water organ is on a small square surrounded by six-storey palazzi. With its construction in 1750 the Baroque popes created their last great monument, as their power was already on the wane. Oceanus, the divinity of the world oceans, tears through a triumphal arch with two horses.
Throw in a coin to be sure of your return
It is not only tourists who toss a coin into the fountain to be sure of returning to Rome. You're not even allowed to dip your little toe into Rome's most popular Baroque fountain, but everybody throws in coins.
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One of the most entertaining aspects of the Trevi fountain is its location: not, as you'd expect for a work on this scale, some vast open public space, but a cramped square in a back-street. It's certainly an impressive piece of work but is perhaps praised above its merits: its spot on Rome's "must-see" list probably owes as much to its famous appearance in La Dolce Vita as to its sculptural merits. As with most of Rome's tourist attractions, the crowds are often a stupendous sight in themselves! Read more
in March 13,
Pontus, Age 31-35