Trevi Fountain in Rome
Trevi Fountain is the biggest Baroque fountain in Rome (85 feet high and 65 feet wide) and one of the most beautiful fountain worlwide and ss such symbolizes Rome’s rich history and architecture. .Trevi fountain was constructed between 1732 and 1762 and it is located at the end of the Aqua Virgo, which brings water from the Salone Springs, located approximately 20 km from the city of Rome.
Trevi Fountain was first designed by Bernini in 1640 but his plan was not implemented. During the mid 18th century, Nicola Salvi won the papal competition to adapt the Bernini’s previous design of Trevi Fountain. Unfortunately, Nicola died before the completion of the construction. Eleven years later the project was taken over by Giuseppe Panini who then completed the incredible work of the Trevi Foutain.
Trevi Fountain depicts Neptune, the Roman God of the seas, who can be seen at the centre of the fountain. Neptune is riding a chariot pulled buy two seahorses. One of the horses is obedient and tranquil while the other is turbulent and ferocious. The two horses symbolize the changing moods of the sea. Trevi fountain contains more statuessuch as statues founf on either sidesNeptune which represent salubrity and abundance.
Trevi fountain is an iconic monument and one of the most visited tourist sites in the world. According to the popular legend tossing a coin into Trevi Fountain, over the shoulder with the back to the fountain, assures that the thrower will one day return to Rome. It is estimated that an average of 3,000 Euros are thrown into the fountain everyday. This money is collected every night by the municipality of Rome.
Terevi Fountain is depicted in many films. The most famous of these are Fellini's" La Dolce Vita" and "A Roman Holiday" starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck.