The Trevi Fountain is one of the most famous fountains in the world.Its history is linked to that of the construction of one of Italy's oldest aqueducts, the Aqua Virgo, dating from the time of Emperor Augustus.
The famous fountain was designed by Nicola Salvi and completed in 1762 by Giuseppe Pannini. It is situated on one side of Palazzo Poli and depicts the Titan Ocean on a chariot shell shaped pulled by sea horses led by tritons. The statues are of Carrara marble, while the rest of the fountain, the facade and the rocks are travertine.
It has become a universal symbol of the Eternal City and is remembered around the world thanks to one of the most famous scenes in the history of Italian cinema: the scene of Federico Fellini's film La Dolce Vita, in which the beautiful Anita Ekberg is bathed in the waters of the fountain inviting Marcello Mastroianni to dive with her.
According to tradition, the launch of a coin in the fountain will ensure the return to the Eternal City, while the launch of a second coin will give you the encounter with true love.
Certainly this fountain is a favorite destination for tourists from around the world for its charm and its magnificence.
DISTANCE FROM THE HOTEL: 3,3 km
Walking: 40 minutes along Via Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
By Public Transportation: Buses 85 & 51
Underground | Subway: Take Line A - get down at San Giovanni stop, direction Termini-Battistini, get down to the Barberini stop