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  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • sky

    alora, to the point exactly, detail in a pic

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    29nov18--Crowds tossing coins.

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Erika Miller

    Beautiful!

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    • 1 month ago
    • Silvana Luiza de Araujo

    Richard Martin, com certeza sou romântica. Adoro filmes dos anos 40 e 50, pela seriedade e pelo romantismo.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • Richard Martin

    You're a romantic Silvana. Romantic. Hmmmm. Wonder where that word came from? Sam?

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    • 1 month ago
    • Silvana Luiza de Araujo

    Eu vi a fonte pela primeira vez no Filme Three Coins in the Fountain de 1954. Me apaixonei! Nunca pude visitar Roma, mas visito pela Skyline e é como se eu estivesse aí, revivendo o romance do filme.

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    • 1 month ago
    • debbie morris

    on my first visit to rome we didn't know about the throwing the coins into the fountain to make sure you come back,ive been back 3 times since and still not seen everything,on our first visit they attempted to pickpocket us twice,once as we were getting off the metro a gang of youths,and then outside the Italian parliament building a man carrying a briefcase with an overcoat over his arm he was very well dressed but luckily they got nothing.

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    • 1 month ago
    • bluebird

    %arc - So sorry to hear that the weather didn't cooperate! It surprises me that the crowds would be so big this time of year. In the summer, I can understand but, at the end of October, I'm surprised. Last time in Florence, near the bakery across from the Duomo, we witnessed a purse snatching in broad daylight. Sad. I guess we need to be careful everywhere these days. If only we had as many undercover police as we have thieves, huh?

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    • 1 month ago
    • %arc

    @Bleubird, well in fact it was not a good time, weather was terrible all week, but most of all, overcrowded everywhere and overload by thief, beggars and pickpocket of all kinds, for us it will take sometimes to return to Rome and will keep on favoring Firenze way better these days

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • bluebird

    Thank you so much, %arc ! I will remember that! 'Hope you had a wonderful trip!

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    • 1 month ago
    • Richard Martin

    The 1954 film "Three Coins in a Fountain" is where I first saw this beautiful fountain. A song (from the film) by the the same name was popular at the time. I'm fond of things from 1954. I'm one. Best wishes from the US.

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    • 1 month ago
    • Ene-Silvia Sarv

    6 in the morning ... 5-6 people, darkness, no illumination ...

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • %arc

    @Bleubird... done this morning, don't forget next time you'll be in Rome that is due to the coin we have trown for you :-) enjoy ... enjoy

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • %arc

    @Bleubird, you can count on it :-) that tradition works for us until now, so I surely do hope it does for you too..Enjoy ...

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