Tradition has it that throwing a coin over your left shoulder into the fountain guarantees a swift return to the world's most... More
Fontana di Trevi
Tradition has it that throwing a coin over your left shoulder into the fountain guarantees a swift return to the world's most beautiful city. Anita Ekberg's dip in it was immortalized in Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita, and Italian actor Toto even sold it to an American, passing himself off as its owner. Earlier, Fontana di Trevi was the setting for the award-winning Three Coins in the Fountain motion picture, ensuring its popularity worldwide. Designed by Nicola Salvi for Pope Clemente XII, it was completed in the second half of the 18th Century. The statues in the center represent Neptune supported by Tritons on either side while rococo-style Poli Palace provides the perfect backdrop.
Viewing and experiencing the Trevi Fountain is a welcome respite from walking around Rome. To find it, follow the signs. Turn the corner and there it is. At the height of summer it can be crowded and not easy to toss in that coin, an omen that you will return to Rome. It is unlike any other fountain I've seen.
Went to see it one my first full day in Rome. Full of tourists. I had trouble getting down to the base of the fountain to take my picture. See it and leave it. not the best place to stay. Too many tourists to get to know the real Rome.
Beautiful at night and a very few tourists. All of the bus dwellers have left the city for the day. Totally different feel at night, seeing the reflection of the water on the statues...Ah!
The Trevi Fountain was great. The fountain and surrounding area are fairly clean. Although it was crouded with tourists, it was still enjoyable. The people selling things there becomes irritating and overwhelming. However, the overall experience was good.