The Trevi Fountain
Stand with your back to the Fountain and throw a coin over your shoulder into the water you’re sure to return to Rome one day. So the legend goes. Not surprisingly, the fountain looks like a pirate’s treasure chest, with so many visitors determined to revisit. You too must toss a coin in when you visit the Fountain from your comfortable climate-controlled apartments, Rome’s Quiranale district will provide many long-lasting memories.
The Fountain is located in Rome’s Quirinale district, in Trevi Square. Rome is a city where the distant past is very much alive, and the Trevi Fountain, and other fountains in the centre of the city are supplied with water via an aqueduct built in 19 BC. The Trevi Fountain is the work of Nikola Salvi, who constructed it in 1762 based on an earlier design by Bernini. It was commissioned by Pope Clement XII.Belini had earlier located the Fountain in the square to face the Quirinal Palace so that the Pope could enjoy looking down on it.
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Maybe the single most romantic spot in a city not short of them is the famous Trevi Fountain, easily accessible from locally distributed holiday apartments; Rome has no shortage of options, for even the most discerning bargain-hunter. Trevi Fountain is as much a part of the city as the Coliseum, an iconic and magnificent work of art that finds its way regularly onto postcards and into movies.
The impressive Palazzo Poli forms the Fountain’s backdrop, Corinthian columns connecting its two stories. The central part of this palace was actually torn down in 1730 to make way for Belini’s original project. The Palazzo is worthy of a visit in its own right, as it contains a great collection of copper engraving plates.
The cascading marble waves, frozen as they lurch forward, illustrate the theme of taming of the waters, with the god Oceanus’ chariot in the form of a shell guarded by tritons, and subduing hippocamps.
The whole fountain was designed to maximise contrasting areas of light and shade, which makes it so stunning to look at. The Trevi Fountain is within easy walking distance of the Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona.
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