Fontana di Trevi

Monument & Heritage Check location

Immortalized by Federico Fellini’s film La Dolce Vita, the Fontana di Trevi was designed by architect Nicola Salvi and concluded by Giuseppe Pannini in 1762. The background of many scenes in notable films, the Fontana became the stage of a tradition for tourists: make a wish and throw a coin using the right hand over the left shoulder.

Legend says that if you throw one coin, you’ll return to Rome; if you throw two, you’ll fall in love in the city and three coins mean you’ll marry the person you met. Standing 26.3 meters high and 49.15 meters wide, its history goes back to the year 19 BC, when the fountain formed the end of the of the Aqua Virgo aqueduct.

Its design, in Baroque style, includes at the central niche the statue of Oceanus, the divine personification of the sea, while at his side, Abundance spills water from her urn and Salubrity holds a cup from which a snake drinks

Contacts & Details

Piazza di Trevi 00187 Roma