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    • 1 day ago
    • Olesia

    "Show" only the camera, which has a sound

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    • 1 day ago
    • Olesia

    BEVERLY, I have the same problem

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    • 2 days ago
    • Gilda Di Murro

    Beverly, it happens sometimes but mine is fine. Try signing out and exiting the site. then re-try it.

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    • 2 days ago
    • BEVERLY

    HELP
    I registered, but some like the TRevi are dark. Can somebody help?

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    • 3 days ago
    • Lilly

    Are the camera's different or is it my eye sight

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    • 1 week ago
    • Jesmond Muscat

    Trevi i never forgot it

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • bluebird

    If you do a time lapse, you can see the fountain lit up in red! Very impressive.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • bluebird

    %arc - That's amazing! Thanks for the heads up! It's a shame there are so may illegal sellers; I'll avoid them at all cost. Since summer is coming, I picked up a few of the toys, online, at 2 for $1 for my nieces and nephews. I think they'll enjoy playing with them. They recently arrived. They are made sooooooo flimsy and cheap, but that's fine, since they were so inexpensive. I can't imagine tourists paying 8 to 20 euro for them. Buyers beware!!!!

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Garry

    Very pleased with the new android app. working well !

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Holly

    They aren't dying the water. They are using red flood lights. No harm to the fountain.

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Patrick Doak

    I am having a very hard time with them dying the fountain water red tomorrow night in honor of current Christian martyrs. I'm not saying they shouldn't be honored in some way for we all know the massacres are tragedies. However, I just don't understand why the church can't do it on one of their own fountains. If I were Fendi, I would certainly be very upset after spending all of that money for the restoration. The Vatican has two fountains that could be used for this purpose. Granted the fountain was commissioned by a pope, but it has nothing to do with the church in my opinion. I just hope it doesn't stain the restored fountain.

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    • 1 month ago
    • %arc

    @blueubird, you'd be surprise, they usualy try to sell these flying toys at 20 € and after long negocitation they'll get down to 8 - 10 only really late at night alomost early morning, if they did not sale enough they'll go to 6-8 no less.
    since they are illegal saler, usualy when police arrest them they lose theire stuff so I beleive the price they ask include for losses...
    You must be barticularly carefull when they approche you 3 or 4 of them in order to offer what they called "better deal" usualy one or two are trying to sale, and the other to lift up anything available from your bags and pockets, then if you catch them doing so, they'll became extremey aggressive accusing you of being racist.. you that are so rich and have all and them to be so poor and having nothing...

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    • 1 month ago
    • bluebird

    Lou - Today, at a flea market, I saw these toys! They were 6 for $5. I'm curious what they'll cost in Rome (I'm guessing e3 or e4). I'll check it out in June, when I'm there.

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    • 1 month ago
    • lou

    thanks bluebird, finally got a better glimpse of this activity at the other fountain.

Trevi Fountain - Rome

It is one of the most famous and recognizable symbols of Rome in the world and one of the most beautiful fountains of the Italian capital, an impressive masterpiece of late Baroque architecture, sculpture and engineering (1735) by Nicola SalviTrevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi) and its magnificent backdrop Poli Palace (Palazzo Poli) dominate Trevi Square (Piazza Trevi).

The construction of the Aqueduct Virgin (Aqua Virgo, Acquedotto Vergine), still in use since the Emperor Augustus' period, has strongly influenced its history, it seems that its name derives from the Latin word "trivium" (Treio), meaning a crossing of three roads, the fountain marks the exact terminal point of the aqueduct; the ancient three spouts pouring water into three separate tanks were replaced in 1453 with a larger rectangular basin by Leon Battista Alberti upon the desire of Pope Nicholas V; the aqueduct was later restored in obedience to Pope Pius V's wishes in 1570 and in 1640 taken again in consideration upon request from Pope Urban VIII by Gian Lorenzo Bernini whose assignment was to embellish the fountain and the square with a more imposing style, this in order to glorify the close Barberini Palace (Palazzo Barberini); the square was partly enlarged and the fountain resited from the other side of the square to face the Quirinal, unfortunately after a few years the project was abandoned due to pope's death and the lack of funds; since then the fountain underwent numerous but unsuccessful interventions until the Dukes of Poli, the new Pope Innocent XIII's family, decided to expand their property by including a palace in Trevi Square with a fountain lying on its façade, but only in 1731 the direction has finally changed, Pope Clement XII set up a competition to find an artist able to rebuild the fountain, the winner was Nicola Salvi who proposed to work on the basis of some original Bernini’s sketches, four years later the fountain was partly completed; after a number of different vicissitudes and sculptors only under the Pontificate of Pope Clement XIII and the work of Giuseppe Pannini the fountain was finally completed and inaugurated in 1762.

Trevi Fountain is really impressive, the taming and the power of the waters its main themes, the large rectangular basin with rounded corners collects waters flowing from different points, in the middle of a long rocky reef a magnificent statue symbolizing "Oceanus" (Neptune, Nettuno) emerges from a large niche standing atop a shell-shaped chariot drawn by two winged horses (representing the changing mood of the sea, calm and rough waters) both led by two mermen; two smaller side niches flanking Ocean host "Healthiness" (Salubrità) and "Abundance" (Abbondanza), these thee statues are bounded by four large corinthian columns supporting two bas-relief panels and four smaller allegorical statues symbolizing the four seasons, "Abundance of Fruit" (Abbondanza della Frutta), "Fertility of the Fields", (Fertilità dei Campi), "Products of Autumn" (Ricchezza dell’Autunno) and "Amenity of Gardens" (Amenità dei Giardini), in central position stands the great commemorative inscription affixed upon request from Pope Clement XII.

Although Salvi engineered the general concept, the magnificence of the fountain and the complexity of its statues have required the participation of many artists, "Oceanus", the horses and the mermen, for example, were initiated by Maini but after his death finished by Bracci, "Healthiness" and "Abundance" are della Valle's works, the two bas-reliefs have been carved by Bergondi (Agrippa) and Battista Grossi (the Roman virgin), the four upper statues are Corsini, Ludovisi, Queirolo and Pincellotti's works, this last one was also involved in the work of the reef, the pope's coat of arms was made by Benaglia; the curious travertine vase, the so-called Ace of Cups (Asso di Coppe), that actually has nothing to do with the whole structure, is said to have been placed by Salvi in a strange position to cover the view of a next fault-finding barber, who from his salon didn't spare his bitter remarks about the works.

Trevi Fountain is today a real must-see attracting a very high number of daily tourists who, according to the tradition, throw a coin into it on their back to ensure a return trip to the Eternal City; but this masterpiece has been an inspiration to poets, artists, musicians, and filmmakers as well, how to forget it as romantic location in the most iconic scene in Fellini's "La Dolce Vita" starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg.

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