Fontana di Trevi

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Must-Do's Rome Published on 19 September 2018

The Fontana di Trevi, or Trevi Fountain, is a fine piece of local scultpure at the centre of Rome’s modern-day political hub. In fact, it’s walking distance from the Palazzo Quirinale (Presidential Palace). Rock and water clash dramatically in the structure of the fountain, with the Palazzo Poli in the background. Oceanus, the divine personification of the sea, watches over Tritons and their chariot as they dominate the water and its creatures.

Highlights at the Fontana di Trevi

You don’t need to be a movie-lover to have heard of possibly the most famous scene in Italian cinema! Fellini’s La Dolce Vita had generations of travellers dreaming of a new life in Rome. You can see the scene we’re talking about in the clip above. Undoubtedly, like most tourists, you’ll want to toss a coin into the fountain. In truth, people throw an estimated 3,000 euro a day in the Fontana di Trevi! Firstly, make sure you throw your coin with your right hand. Secondly, make sure you throw it over your left shoulder. Legend has it this means you’ll be returning to Rome someday.

Time to Explore: 20 minutes.

Top Tips: Explore it during the day, but come back at night to feel its mysterious atmosphere. It’s especially magnificent at night!

What’s Close? Palazzo Quirinale (Presidential Palace), Colonna di Marco Aurelio (Marcus Aurelius Column), the Pantheon.

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