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Trevi Fountain

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  • Day36

    One of my favourite sites in Rome is the beautiful Trevi Fountain. Luckily for us It was so close to our apartment that we walked past it, or visited it, more than once every day. Many of the times the fountain and the area around it were so packed that it was almost impossible to even see a glimpse of it. Due to the closeness we made sure to visit early in the morning before the crowds arrived and later at night when the crowds had thinned out to take some photos and to sit for a while and admire it and appreciate the artistry.

    There is something about the whiteness of the travertine stone and the aquamarine colour of the water that creates such a contrast against the gritty backdrop of Rome. And different times of day and night and the weather conditions highlighted different aspects every time we saw it.

    Designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Giuseppe Pannini, construction began in 1732 and it was opened in 1762. Standing 26.3 metres high and 49.15 metres wide, it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world.

    The fountain has appeared in several notable films, including Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita, the eponymous Three Coins in the Fountain, and Roman Holiday.
    Coins are purportedly meant to be thrown using the right hand over the left shoulder. This was the theme of 1954's Three Coins in the Fountain and the Academy Award-winning song by that name which introduced the picture.

    An estimated 3,000 euros are thrown into the fountain each day. In 2016, an estimated €1.4 million (US$1.5 million) was thrown into the fountain. The money has been used to subsidize a supermarket for Rome's needy; however, there are regular attempts to steal coins from the fountain, even though it is illegal to do so.

    It was one of my highlights from Rome, every time I saw it.
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  • Day26

    Roma - Trevi Fountain and Pantheon

    September 21, 2017 in Italy

    A very big walking day today, so our feet were feeling the effect of all the uneven stone and the distances covered by the time we got home. But, still not a complaint from the children!

    Our original AirBnB was cancelled last week and we have ended up in a newly renovated apartment near the Termini - so new that we think we are the first guests to ever use it. We are connecting the water to the washing machine and the dishwasher in order to use them, opening the manuals to work out how to use the brand new appliances etc. It is a great location so lots of walking has been occurring as a result.

    We started our day with a visit the Trevi Fountain. Apparently, every other visitor to Rome had exactly the same idea. Nanny bought the kids their first Italian gelati – delicious!

    Craig had banned all sightseeing of the interior of the "fake Pantheon" in Paris, but this one was open slather, being the real one and all that, and free, unlike the fake Pantheon which was charging for entry. On the way, we stumbled across the façade (remaining columns) of Hadrian’s Temple on the way, which is now tastefully attached to the side of a bank. A good chunk of the crowd who were at the Trevi Fountain had also moved on to the Pantheon (Roma is VERY busy but in a fun way). The Pantheon was just incredible and so well preserved. As it was a bright sunny day, the sun was shining through an almost perfect circle on the interior of the dome.
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  • Day4

    The Piazza's of Rome, Italy

    October 5, 2017 in Italy

    Set off early to wander around Rome today, 13 km walked over many cobblestoned streets. We visited the Trevi Fountain, missing the crowds, then onto the Spanish Steps. The Spanish Steps are a set of steps that climb a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base up to the Trinità dei Monti Church at the top. We then meandered through the backstreets past the Piazza Di Pietra, which has the remains of enormous colonnades from a temple which dominates the Piazza, onto The Pantheon, which was a former Roman Temple but is now a Church. The Pantheon's dome is still the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome, which is amazing as it was built around 1900 years ago. After a well earned Italian coffee with corneta (croissant) we headed towards the Piazza Navona, which has the Fountain of the Four Rivers and the Obelisk of Domitian, in the centre of the Piazza. Our trek took us back past the Piazza Venezia, near the Roman Forum to Santa Maria Maggiore Church. We went inside the Church which has amazing 5th Century mosaics and gilt gold ceilings.Read more

  • Day3

    Walking around Rome

    July 25, 2017 in Italy

    Woke up feeling 100x better after some much needed rest. We had breakfast at a little cafe, then set a brisk pace to see some of the relatively close landmarks to us. The Pantheon was impressive, and we also saw the Spanish steps, trevi fountain, campo de' fiori, and the Vatican.

    Had lunch and another small restaurant, and then booked it to the train station to take the 250km/hr train to Florence. Made it with 10 minutes to spare, and enjoyed listening to some interesting conversations the other passengers were having...Read more

  • Day4

    Fontana di Trevi

    May 29, 2017 in Italy

    The Trevi Fountain

    Designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Pietro Bracci, this iconic Baroque fountain served as a display of an ancient roman acqueduct termination.

    They say if you throw a coin over your shoulder and into the fountain, you guarantee your return to Rome. So... can you guess what we did? 💸💸

    🌍🛫📝: Rick Steves

  • Day12

    Rom

    September 19 in Italy

    Rom... das erste was mir in Rom entgegenschlug ist diese unfassbare Hitze und die geballte Masse an Touristen. Man sollte die Hitze in Rom wirklich nicht unterschätzen und viel trinken, man findet eigtl. überall Trinkwasserbrunnen und muss kein Flaschenwasser kaufen. Somit war ich dann auch schon um 07:30 morgens im Petersdom und oben in der Kuppel des Doms. Ich kann jedem nur empfehlen so früh da zu sein, denn dann ist es noch relativ leer. Im vatikanischen Museen hingegen, war es so voll das ich fast panisch und hyperventilierend geflüchtet bin. Rückblickend betrachtet weiß ich nicht ob ich den Museumsbesuch weiter empfehlen würde. Es gibt in Rom zig Kirchen, deren Eintritt kostenlos ist und die ebenfalls wunderschöne Deckenmalereien haben. Bitte daran denken das beim Kirchenbesuch Knie und Schultern bedeckt sein müssen!!! (Ich musste hier noch spontan shoppen) Beim Trevi-Brunnen sollte man ebenfalls sehr sehr früh sein, denn dann bekommt man zum einen auch noch einen Platz für ein Foto und zum anderen sieht man wie der Brunnen von den Münzen ausgesaugt wird.Read more

  • Day4

    Nach einem leckeren italienischen Eis ging es weiter zum Trevi-Brunnen. Hier haben wir dann ein Geldstück mit der rechten Hand über die linke Schulter in den Brunnen geworfen...dies soll die Wiederkehr nach Rom sichern. Vor der Kulisse eines stilisierten Triumpfbogens herrscht Poseidon über das Wasser. Weiter geht's zur spanischen Treppe.

  • Day7

    Fontana di Trevi and Onwards

    September 22, 2017 in Italy

    Efter Pantheon gick vi vidare med första stopp Fontana di Trevi. Absurt mycket folk, men väldigt fin.
    Sen genom stan till Monumento Nazionale di Vittorio Emmanuel, det gigantiska marmormonumentet som syns från Peterskyrkan. Där fanns även den okända soldatens grav och vi såg ett vaktskifte.
    Sista sträckan mot Colosseum gick längs Forum Romanum med urgrävda delar av gamla Forum.

  • Day7

    The Last Night

    September 22, 2017 in Italy

    Efter Colosseum gick vi och åt på Brewdog i närheten. Sen gick vi ungefär samma väg tillbaka som vi kom, i den fina skymningen. Otroligt fint upplysta monument, hade kunnat köra natt-sightseeing här någon gång.
    Pausade på en restaurang innan vi tog en taxi tillbaka till vårat B&B

You might also know this place by the following names:

Trevi Fountain, Trevi-Brunnen, Fontaine de Trevi, Fontana di Trevi

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