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Trevi Fountain in Rome facts

Trevi Fountain in Rome facts

Published : 10/24/2017 09:50:51
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The Trevi Fountain is a fountain in Rome’s Trevi district. It is one of the most popular fountains in the world, having appeared in several worldwide known films such as Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. Quite an iconic monument, the Trevi Fountain stands 26.3 meters high and 49.15 meters wide, and it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city.

Where is the Trevi Fountain?

The Trevi Fountain is located in Trevi, a district of Rome. The origin of its name is not clear, but it’s generally believed that it cames from the Latin trivium, which means three streets, because there were three streets leading to a square next to the modern Tevi square, named Piazza dei Crociferi.

Trevi Fountain history

Its history begins in 1629, when Pope Urban VIII, asked Gian Lorenzo Bernini to renovate the previous fountain that served as a display for an ancient roman aqueduct termination. The Trevi Fountain was finished in 1762 by Giuseppe Pannini. It is made from Travertine stone.

Trevi Fountain facts

Trevi Fountain revolves around an interesting legend: in 19 BC Roman soldiers were guided by a young girl to a source of pure water which was set thirteen kilometers from the city of Rome. The discovery of so pure a source led Augustus to commission the construction of a twenty-two-kilometer aqueduct leading straight to the city.

Do you know ancient Trevi Fountain coin tradition?

Tossing coins into the Trevi Fountain is quite a popular and typical activity, both for foreigners and Italian people.
People throw them using the right hand over the left shoulder. An estimated 3000 Euros are tossed into the fountain each day! This lead many people to try to steal as many coins as possible, though it’s illegal to do so.

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