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Visiting the Trevi Fountain?

Visit the Trevi Fountain? The Trevi Fountain is the most majestic of Rome's fountains. Find out everything about this beautiful monument in Italy.

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Visiting the Trevi Fountain?

“The biggest and most famous”. The Trevi Fountain is the most majestic of Rome’s fountains. The little square around it is perhaps the most crowded place of tourists in the city. Thousands of people visit the monument every day to throw a coin in the fountain – which, as the legend says, guarantees tourists the possibility of returning to the capital of Italy. Lets go to our post Visiting the Trevi Fountain?  Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”

Our Introduction

Rome, the Eternal City, famous for its many churches and monuments. The Trevi Fountain is one of the most visited monuments by tourists. Full of charm, history and charms, Rome is one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Nowhere else in the world celebrates the wonderful and changing world of water as the Trevi Fountain does.

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1) Visiting the Trevi Fountain? ITS LOCATION

This extraordinary work of art is much more than a sculpture: it is the triumph of Baroque aesthetics embodied in natural forms, and contemplates in the movement itself the soul of the world. It was designed by Nicolò Salvi in a happy union of classicism and baroque. Located on the side of the Poli Palace, in Piazza di Trevi, 00187 Roma RM (the nearest subway station is Barberini), Italy, it is the most imposing and thunderous structure in the small square in which it is located – the space is limited and it is necessary to cross the crowd in the bustling streets of the surroundings, making the fountain even more exciting. Also read What to visit near Rome? The best roundtrips from Rome.

2) Visiting the Trevi Fountain? KNOW YOUR STORY

The history of the fountain is parallel to the construction of the aqueduct Aqua Virgo (from the era of Emperor Augustus), when in 19 B.C. general Agripa, son-in-law of Emperor Augustus, ordered running water to the Pantheon and its thermal baths. This gallery was built with the aim of creating free spas for Roman citizens, dedicated to God Neptune. The central pipeline still circulates underground today and the Fontana di Trevi is a witness to this, marking the end of the aqueduct. Also read How to buy the Roma Pass?

According to legend, the term “Virgo” came from a case that occurred with Agrippa’s soldiers. Being thirsty, they were guided to the source by a girl (a virgin, of course) – perhaps it was the goddess Diana, Apollo’s sister, who loved to bathe in the fountains with her nymphs after exhausting hunts. The name may also have been simply an association with calm and pure waters, free of limestone. The Fountain of Agripa was surrounded by a huge wall, where three retention tanks were supported, and remained so until 1453, when Pope Nicholas V entrusted the restoration of the fountain to Leon Battista Alberti. Read our Post “Why to organize a trip to Italy?” 


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The Fountain Reform

It was with Pope Urban VIII Barberini that a reform for the fountain was considered. In fact, the Pope wanted a scenographic source to be able to see it from his residence at the Quirinal Palace. In 1625, Pope Urban VIII commissioned Bernini to demolish the old facade and start a new fountain, this time more grandiose. After four years, with the Pope’s death, the work was suspended. Ninety years later, it was Pope Clement XII, in 1730, who announced a competition for the realization of the fountain. The winner was a stranger named Nicola Salvi – they say he made his work of art by stealing Bernini’s first project. The works lasted thirty years and were completed in 1762, under the papacy of Clement XIII. Giuseppe Pannini laid the last stone.

3) Visiting the Trevi Fountain? GET TO KNOW THE FOUNTAIN DETAILS

The facade of the Trevi Fountain is based on three architectural elements: the front is made of travertine marble, the statues are made of Carrara marble and the fountain is also made of travertine. The dominant theme of all sculptures from the source is the marine world. The great statue of Oceanus, the god Neptune, was sculpted by Pietro Bracci. Of equal beauty and elegance is the shell-shaped carriage, pulled by some seahorses, which in turn are handled by Tritons. Such mythological characters give movement and dynamism to the composition. Find out here How to use the subway in Rome?

4) Visiting the Trevi Fountain? MORE DETAIS

Right in the center of the monumental complex, in front of the palace, is the statue of Oceanus, represented in a shell-shaped carriage hoisted by winged horses. There are also, among other sculptures, the figures of Tritons and marine animals, mythological and real. The sculptures that make up this wonderful fountain narrate a sequence of events linked to the discovery of the same source, from where the water that feeds the fountain comes from. The four allegorical statues located at the top of the mansard represent the benefits of rain in relation to the fertility of the land and the four largest productions that depend on the availability of water, are:

1. The first statue on the left carries a basket of fruit, which expresses Abundance.
2. The second holds corn cobs in the hands, representing Soil Fertility.
3. The third has a bowl and grapes, symbols of the Autumn Harvest.
4. The last one represents the Joy of Meadows and Gardens and is all decorated in flowers.

5 ) Visiting the Trevi Fountain? SOME CURIOSITIES ABOUT THE FOUNTAIN

This fountain represents everything most magnificent in a true work of art. There is no shortage of curiosities and legends connected to it. In the center of the fountain we see a miter in travertine marble, which seems to have been thrown without care – probably a criticism against the papacy. The fountain was the scene of several films, it is worth remembering the unforgettable scene of “La Dolce Vita”, by Fellini, in which the sensual Anita Ekberg wears a black dress and soaks in the waters of the fountain, calling Marcello Mastroianni.

 

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Hotel I suggest near the Historic Center

If you are passionate about art and would like to stay in the center where you can move around walking, as well as having countless possibilities for places to have lunch / dinner or a snack, I advise you to stay in the historic center. Regions near the Trevi Fountain, the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Imperial Forum and the Villa Borghese, Piazza Spagna and Piazza Navona can be considered as “historic center”. These are the most expensive areas, but you will be close to everything, literally!

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Hotels that I suggest near the San Giovanni Region

For those who want to find cheaper alternatives in quiet areas, but at the same time close to the means of transport to the center, I suggest the region of San Giovanni or Monti (near the metro stations San Giovanni, Castro Pretorio and Circus Massimo) – which it is a more residential neighborhood; therefore, more economical and quiet! And with just 15 minutes by subway you will be in the center too!

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Hotels I suggest near Vatican City

An interesting area to stay and a little cheaper than the historic center is the Vatican area (Vatican Museums) which is very well connected with everything.

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Hotel I suggest near Termini Station

For those who prefer to stay in neighborhoods that have good access to the rest of the city and at a better price, then you should choose accommodation in the surroundings of Termini Station (from where a dense network of public means of transport starts, serving both: the local people and tourists).

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Hotels that I suggest in Trastevere

For those who prefer to “taste” authentic and characteristic Rome, there is nothing better than booking a hotel in Trastevere (on the outskirts of the city’s historic river), full of typical Roman history and traditions, known for the tortuous streets of sampietrini stones and the centers medieval style housing.

The neighborhood is in the historic center and to the right of the Tevere River, in the midst of a spectacular landscape, where each visitor can observe the countless churches and squares (such as Santa Maria in Trastevere). In addition, this neighborhood offers several local restaurants and canteens for those who want to try typical Roman cuisine.

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Conclusion

Visiting the Trevi Fountain? A world-famous Italian symbol (like so many other equally famous monuments), the fountain has become one of the icons of Rome and now returns with all its splendor, to be seen by the thousands of tourists who flock to the city every day. The history of the fountain is wonderful, so enjoy your stay in Rome and discover the Trevi Fountain along with other monuments such as the Pantheon, Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Square) and Piazza Navona (Navona Square).

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