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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    • 5 days ago
    • Patti

    No relajarse demasiado. Disfrutar con el distanciamiento y siempre usar mascarilla.
    Me alegra que poco a poco Italia retoma la normalidad.

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    • 1 week ago
    • user.elvis1956

    Total Bonkers..

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    • 1 week ago
    • Deborah Schroeder

    Police seem to be walking around and talking to people to put their mask on. I am glad to see that as, with the country opening up more on 3 June, it could be rather difficult to control the crowds at the fountain. Still, it is nice to see beautiful weather and people out and enjoying life.

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    • 1 week ago
    • Capture Sami

    So nice to see people at the Fountain, stay safe everyone <3

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Susan Highfield

    No water today, the base is getting a spring clean.

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Deborah Schroeder

    Rick, another good one is Three Coins in the Fountain-won the Academy Award for Best song in 1955.

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Rick Del Percio

    From Rome Adventure.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Rick Del Percio

    One night in Rome,
    an adventure of mine far,
    far from home,
    I stood by the fountain,
    where the magic of Rome
    make wishes come true.
    I turned from the fountain and
    there I saw you!

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • debbie morris

    Have Not been to Rome now for a few years but it is our favourite place to visit we have been 4 times and still not seen everything we even popped back for two days on a cruise,after everything is over how long it takes our first holiday will be back to Rome.

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • MEL

    Deborah Schroeder...... couldn’t have said it better myself and totally agree with you,love the place x

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • Deborah Schroeder

    Wouldn't you love to be there with no crowds and pretty much have all of Rome to yourself. Think of the wonderful photos you could take. Glad to see some movement of the citizens and wearing masks.

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • Dave Harris

    Just watching a film shoot, 4 people huddled around the camera, no distancing rules now in Italy?

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • Ray

    Two men in paramedic type uniforms, big Red Cross on the back, taking pictures or thermal images or something.

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • J Murray

    Have they put twinkling lights in the fountain? Or is it just the shine shining on the surface of the water? Looks amazing! 02/05/20 18.30 UK time.

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    • 1 month ago
    • carol mumford

    Not be as many coins in the fountain as usual . But a good time for a clean up!

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    • 1 month ago
    • James McIntosh

    No, maybe the policeman is too young to know this song from the 50's film I think.