Trevi Fountain - Rome live cam
View of the Trevi Fountain in Rome

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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    • 3 days ago
    • Heidi

    sjackson9; they are helicopter LED toys

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    • 3 days ago
    • sjackson9

    There were blue lights streaking up and down. Does anyone know what they are? I posted a picture of one.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • James McIntosh

    The water running off the fountains in sympathy with the rain running off the umberellas !

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Teddy Bayer

    I wish that they would move the camera forward, as it was before. Now you see more of the corner of the building than the fountain area. I know that it was better a while back and was trying for a long time to figure out what the difference is, and now I know, he camera is back more on the building. Love this view, but it was better before.

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Patrick Doak

    I see they put in a new lighting system and it looks great!

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Jo Ann

    9/16/2019: Fountain drained this morning, but enjoying watching workers fixing or perhaps cleaning the fountain. Hope I'm lucky enough to see it turned on again!

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Lee Doxey

    Whilst on a cruise we visited here but at the time had no coins to toss into the fountain, 12 months later we were back so really no need to go through the traditional motion lol. Yes I know the coins go to a charity, we donate in other areas.

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    • 1 month ago
    • KeithYork

    Meand my wife only had 2 x 20p coins , so we threw them in, one for a wish , 2 to return! We threw in one each as it was lovely but too busy to return!

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    • 2 months ago
    • Anne

    Watching the workers collecting the coins from the fountain I wonder if they realise that lots of people from around the world are watching him I think this is amazing

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • bluebird

    Jammed with people this evening.....

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    • 2 months ago
    • B.Gier

    I need to say that the billboard is really ugly. It puts a damper on the beautiful fountain, and area. Is everything an income opportunity? Shame!

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • bluebird

    The red billboard, by Pasquale Bruni, is their latest advertisement for their high-end jewelry store located on the via del Babuini.

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    • 2 months ago
    • Kiki

    I like this ad, it looks sorta like a big red painting, way less jarring than that huge photo of a phone. Overall, when walking on the street, I notice these new screen type billboards way less and from some angle's are almost invisible.

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    • 3 months ago
    • Christine constable

    more crowded than Brighton beach in the heatwave

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    • 3 months ago
    • christine johnson

    Sudden heavy downpour. Everyone running for shelter.

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    • 3 months ago
    • tony

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