Rome’s Famous Trevi Fountain
While on a Rome vacation you should definitely not ignore to include into your Rome tour a visit at Trevi Fountain. You will not find any other place in the world that celebrates the ever-mutating and incredible power of water like Rome. The Trevi Fountain is a fantastic work of art that is much more than a mere sculpture. This triumphant example of Baroque art with its soft, natural lines and fantasy creatures embodies movement as the soul of the world. The fountain is a true wonder, a jewel of water and stone that is nestled between the palaces of the historic centre of the city.
The Trevi Fountain is a ginormous flood lite water fountain, accented with Neo-Classic statues which are very reminiscent to those created by the ancient Greek and Romans. This two story behemoth was constructed in 1762 by Nicola Salvi and is still, to this day, the most visited water fountain in all of Rome. Is it the baroque eloquence of the statuary or is it the shear enormity of the structure? You can literally hear this amazing water fountain from blocks away. For many people, the main draw of this 18th century masterpiece is the superstition behind it. A flamboyant baroque ensemble which depicts Neptune’s chariot being led by Tritons with sea horses – one wild, one docile – representing the moods of the sea, Trevi Fountain derives its name from its position at the intersection of three roads (tre vie). Legend has it, that if you toss a coin over your left shoulder into the fountain, then you will return to this amazing city. According to the same tradition if you throw in a second coin you’ll fall in love with an Italian, while a third will have you marrying him or her. The place is just overflowing with energy. Kids running around playfully, people laughing and being just full of life. There is nothing better than sitting in front of this outstanding fountain, holding hands with that special someone, while accordion players stroll by serenading couples in love. Spending the evening in front of these beautiful statues, while sharing a sumptuous chocolate and mint flavored gelato, and a tender kiss with each other is a must not only for newlyweds that enjoy their honeymoon in Rome but also for those who want to add some romance to their Italy vacation in the Eternal City.