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Fontana di Trevi

Hasn't anyone heard of this famous wishing fountain before? You might at least see it in movies from America to Italy to Hong Kong or in music videos or on fashion shots. Although it may or may not be the most beautiful fountain in Rome, but it is without doubt the most famous and packed with tourists and locals. It is said that it became famous after

Hasn’t anyone heard of this famous wishing fountain before? You might at least see it in movies from America to Italy to Hong Kong or in music videos or on fashion shots. Although it may or may not be the most beautiful fountain in Rome, but it is without doubt the most famous and packed with tourists and locals. It is said that it became famous after
A film from 1954 – ‘Three Coins in the Fountain’. It was named after a popular song of the same name. Before that it was totally deserted.

To tell you some facts about the fountain: it was completed by Nicola Salvi in 1762. It seems to melt into a palazzo behind it and depicts the triumphant figure of Neptunus Rex. He is standing on a chariot resembling to a shell and it’s drawn by winged steeds and led by a pair of Tritons with seahorses – representing the moods of the sea. The word Trevi refers to the 3 roads that met here. Water for the fountain is taken from one of the Rome’s earliest aqueducts. The fountain was renovated in 1998.

During the summer time while the weather is sunny and warm, you will find this little piazza (square) is so heavily packed, you have to elbow your way through just to snap your holiday pictures. People are everywhere – sitting, reading, people watching, kissing, hugging, stealing (I mean pick-pockets), sun bathing and last but not least licking Italian famous gelato (icecream)!!!

Before you leave the square, make sure you throw a coin with your right hand over your left shoulder facing away from the Trevi Fountain. Legend says that First coin is to ensure you return to Rome; second coin you can make sure you fall in love with an Italian; third coin will have you marrying him or her. Coins are collected at night. Somewhere it was reportedly said that 3,000 Euros are thrown in each day. The question is -
where do the coins end up? Who is in charge of collecting them? Will the people who collect it secretly keep a few in his pockets? Answers are for you to find out during your first ever trip. Hehee.

For more information please refer to
www.italyguides.it/us/roma/trevi.htm or

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevi_Fountain or www.romeguide.it

written by ng1336

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