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Trevi Fountain - Rome

The Trevi Fountain, an iconic masterpiece and expression of late Baroque architecture, is one of the most illustrious and world renown symbols of the Italian capital city. Standing circa 26 meters tall and 49 meters wide the Trevi Fountain dominates one of Rome’s most vibrant, tourist-filled cobblestone squares.

Although subject to continuous renovations during the centuries, its modern-day design, inaugurated on March 22nd 1762, brings to life the Bernini-inspired sketches of Roman Architect Nicola Salvi. A competition was held for the final renovation of the Trevi Fountain, Salvi’s project was chosen by Pope Clement XII and construction officially began in 1732. Architect Giuseppe Pannini brought the project to completion after Salvi’s premature death; given the fountain’s complexity numerous artists were involved in the making!

The origin of its name is commonly linked to Rome’s well-known Aqua Virgo aqueduct, dating back to 19 BC, wanted by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa. The Latin word 'trivium' (Treio) indicates, in fact, a crossroads, specifically the coming together of three roads; the fountain itself marks the aqueduct’s exact ending point which is located at the intersection of Via De' Crocicchi, Via Poli e Via Delle Muratte.

The large rectangular basin with rounded corners – captured by our live webcam - collects water flowing from different points, in the middle a magnificent statue of Oceanus emerges as he stands atop a shell-shaped chariot driven by two winged horses each led by two mermen; the horses represent the ever-changing mood of the sea, one calm and tranquil, the other violent and restless. Two smaller side niches feature Abundance and Health while four smaller allegorical statues symbolize the four seasons. The Trevi Fountain was made almost entirely of travertine stone, collected in Tivoli, a few miles east of Rome.

While visiting Rome, this timeless beauty is hands down “a must see”. Start admiring the Trevi Fountain with our live webcam!

 

Fun facts

Did you know that tossing a coin into the Trevi Fountain will guarantee a return trip to the eternal city? Well at least that’s what the legend says! An astonishing average of 3,000 euros is collected per day and devolved to a national charity. Also, the fountain’s fame skyrocketed with Fellini’s 1960 “La Dolce Vita”, haven’t seen it yet? Hurry, it’s an all time classic!

Cam on-line since: 02/15/2014

Comments

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    • 1 week ago
    • christine johnson

    Sudden heavy downpour. Everyone running for shelter.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • tony

    Very poor quality for such an important Cam there are many more in better quality than this on Skyline.

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • Heidi

    Extreme hot weather. Wonder if anyone will break the rules and get in the fountains of Rome today? Watch out if you do its a 450 euro fine apparently!

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • PMM

    Forecast 38-40 degrees today! People had better not cool off in the fountain however inviting it looks!

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    • 1 month ago
    • Heather Harvey

    I see people are commenting on the advertising hoarding - I hate to say it but we first saw a few of them in Rome in 2016. When we were there again last year, they seemed to be at all the major sites, including Piazza Navona, Campo di Fiore, etc. We didn't see any in Venice last year (and hopefully it stays that way) or in Florence in 2016. I guess we'll see just how widespread they have become when we're there again next year. It could be just a Rome "thing". :(

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    • 1 month ago
    • V Edmondson

    So, basically, they turned the Trevi Fountain into Times Square! Thoroughly disgusted, IMHO.

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    • 1 month ago
    • V Edmondson

    Completely agree that obnoxious ad is the worst. What the heck?! What on earth is Italy thinking letting them in the door like that?

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • SkyJester

    Huawei no less.

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    • 1 month ago
    • Aurel Serban

    Perhaps the abominable billboard of the commercial convinces more and more tourists to come and admire it especially at night!
    And this is just the beginning ... Rome is a great museum so .. HORROR! ..

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • James McIntosh

    Yes . This massive advertising board jars with the architecture of this area. So much light from it that the little police car which always parked underneath it has run away !

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    • 2 months ago
    • Carlos Alberto M Machado

    D'accord Aurel. HORROR !!

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • Aurel Serban

    HORROR!.. Advertising panels near architectonic monuments must be forbidden!

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • Carlos Alberto M Machado

    Don't worry Capture Sam. The problem is solved. I changed the browse

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • Carlos Alberto M Machado

    Capture Sam, It is not more available in my computer "up load a photo ". What can I do to up load a photo ? I thank you very much for your help. Carlos Alberto

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    • 3 months ago
    • Lesley McKnight

    Morning Kiki, what a place Rome is, loved it and it was very warm as well, we got lucky on the Monday and Tuesday, not so much on the Wednesday when we went to the Vatican City, beautiful churches.

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    • 3 months ago
    • Capture Sam

    Maybe you will see Christmas trees too