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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
    • 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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    • 1 week ago
    • Carlos Alberto M Machado

    D'accord Aurel. HORROR !!

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    • 1 week ago
    • Aurel Serban

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

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    • 1 month ago
    • Carlos Alberto M Machado

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

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    • 1 month 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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    • 1 month 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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    • 2 months ago
    • Capture Sam

    Maybe you will see Christmas trees too

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    • 2 months ago
    • Kiki

    Hello Lesley, Monday afternoon, April 8th around 2:45pm Rome time, wondering if I will see you wave!!

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    • 2 months ago
    • Lesley McKnight

    Morning Kiki, just having a look at the Trevi Fountain just now and it looks pretty busy, Im hoping the weather will pick up in Rome when I get there :) will give you a wave on Monday afternoon from the Fountain when we get there.

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    • 2 months ago
    • Kiki

    Hello Lesley, lol on wet Scotland. We lived in Sheffield UK until I was about 11, so hear ya about that! Rome weather changed day to day when we were there(winter) and it was more temperate all around. And it seems like watching the cams, a bit of rain means less tourists!

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    • 2 months ago
    • Lesley McKnight

    Morning Kiki, Im so looking forward to this, its a pity that the weather has changed, hopefully not too wet while we are in Rome, having said that I am used to the wet weather living in Glasgow lol.

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    • 2 months ago
    • Kiki

    Hello Lesley, my only trip to Italy was to Rome. It was a work trip but even in the handful of off hours we had, bella Roma got into my soul! Truly like no other place I have ever been. Wonderful travels to you and your family:)

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    • 2 months ago
    • Lesley McKnight

    morning Kiki, Im so looking forward to this, my first time, my daughter was in Verona last year and raved about it and wanted to go back, but we decided on Rome instead :)

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    • 2 months ago
    • Kiki

    Woo Hoo Lesley McKnight! How awesome! Hope you have a wonderful time:)

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    • 2 months ago
    • Lesley McKnight

    I cannot wait to visit this place, here I come 8th April 2019 woo hoo

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    • 2 months ago
    • CRIS SECAR

    h 6,30, 13.03.2019, two in love and a bunch of flowers. It's cold, but the shooting team insists.