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Trevi Fountain
Written by Kajani Shivam on May 13, 2020 Share on

Witness the Beautiful Fountain in Rome – The Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountain
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Not visiting the Trevi Fountain is the most unfair thing to do when you are on a trip to Rome. You will know why.

Trevi Fountain, also known as the Fontana di Trevi is the most beautiful and the largest Baroque fountain located in the Trevi district within Rome, Italy. The Trevi Fountain measures 26.3 meters high and 49.15 meters wide. The fountain depicts the figure of Sea God Oceanus in a shell-shaped chariot being led by the Tritons with seahorses. Also, the water spilled by the fountain every day is 80.000 cubic feet. The fountain is also well known for its beauty and myth of throwing coins into them. How can this beauty not be spotted in the movies, impossible right? And yes, the Trevi fountain has appeared in many famous movies such as La Dolce Vita, Sabrina Goes to Rome, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Three Coins in a Fountain, and Angels and Demons.

History of the Trevi Fountain

The origins of the Trevi Fountain dates back to 19 B.C the period it was formed. Trevi Fountain was designed by an Italian architect named Nicola Salvi and got its final touch of completion by Pietro Bracci. Interestingly, the name of Trevi is derived from Tre Vie (three ways), since the fountain was the meeting point of three streets.

The myth of the Trevi Fountain

Coins
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Have you ever thought about why many people throw coins into the fountain? Find out the most interesting answer behind this myth.

The myth originates from the movie “Three Coins in the Fountain,” released in the year 1954 and goes like this:

  • Throwing one coin  – you will return to Rome City
  • Throwing two coins –  you will find your Love
  • Throwing three coins – you will marry your loved one.

And yes, In order to achieve the desired effect, you should throw the coin with your right hand over your left shoulder. Interesting right? I hope you would not deny the idea of visiting the Trevi Fountain. I hear it! You should be thinking about the coins.

The coins have been collected from the fountain and have been given to a charity organization named Caritas in Italy. On average there are 3000 Euros thrown into the fountain every day.

Tourist at Trevi Fountain
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Things you should know while visiting Trevi Fountain

  1. The best time to visit the fountain is in the early morning or late at night because it is crowded between the hours of 12 PM -7 PM.
  2. It is a crime to steal coins from the water and you may be charged up to €500 if you are caught stepping into the fountain.
  3. There are several famous attractions near the Trevi Fountain such as The Spanish Steps, Piazza Barberini, and The Pantheon.
  4. There are multiple restaurants located near the Trevi Fountain. Some of the best are Ginger Sapori e Salute, Trattoria Al Moro, Picollo Arancio, Colline Emiliane, and Baccano.

Timings

Monday to Sunday 5:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Entry Fees

 Trevi Fountain does not include any Entry Fees

How to reach Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountain is easily accessible through these modes – 

Bus

The famous hop-on hop-off sightseeing buses are the best option and they stop near the fountain. There is also an alternate route to reach Trevi Fountain which is via The Via Del Tritone located at about 100 steps from Barberini. Bus 175 or 85 takes you up to Tritone.

Metro

The Metro christened Spagna or Rome Metro will take you to the Spanish steps. The trains are accessible through the underground station at ‘line A’ of the Rome Metro.

Walk

The best way to experience the historical city is by walk. You can also take guided walking tours and visit the Trevi Fountain.

Taxi or Cab

If you do not wish to take the above modes, you can always take a taxi/cab which is easily available from Largo Chigi behind the Galleria Alberto Sordi shopping Mall.

I am sure you would never miss “The Trevi Fountain”  in your Rome Travel list. Get ready to experience the beautiful Trevi fountain and get your coins ready to find your luck in love.  Plan an amazing vacation to Italy with Pickyourtrail. We are just a ping away from you.

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