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The Trevi Fountain: the headspring of the city

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Built in the 18th century by Nicola Salvi, it is on the site of an ancient basin that collected the waters of the aqueduct of the Aqua Virgo.

If you try to go for a sexy midnight dip here, like Anita Ekberg in Fellini's La Dolce Vita, the police will definitely arrest you. However, given the many tourists who flock here every day, you'll no doubt have more chance to be photographed than poor Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday, who desperately tried to borrow a camera to immortalise Audrey Hepburn here.

At any rate, you will not be able to ignore this iconic fountain, typical of the Baroque period, consisting of a monumental basin and a huge sculpted pediment of Ocean in a chariot drawn by two horses metaphors of the sea, sometimes calm, sometimes stormy. It is said that he who throws a coin with his right hand, with his back to the pool, is guaranteed to return to the Eternal City. So do not hesitate! Especially since you will contribute unknowingly to the good works of the city: each year one million euros are pulled out of the fountain and donated to the poor.

Trevi Fountain
Piazza di Trevi
00187 Roma

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