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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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Denise Turner

    3/8/2020 No water in the fountain . Cleaning time just as tourists arrive!!! and collecting the coins (to give to the poor ????)

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Leon 1630

    A lot more about than there has been

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Peter

    covid-19 Too close folks

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Jetzen

    Sebbene la nebbia sia mite, rinfresca contro il caldo….

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Jetzen

    Ahhh… Acqua fredda dalla nebbia della fontana in una giornata calda … molto rinfrescante!
    31/7/20

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • SURFER PAUL

    AHHH, Rome, Still on my Bucket List.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • Susan Highfield

    Would love to go to Rome at the moment while it is so quiet

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    • 1 month ago
    • Luca Dondoni

    I miss lots of people around the fountain as always..righ now only a few people prob they are local tourists or employees
    Thaat's how Corona affects tourism

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    • 1 month ago
    • Scotland

    Don't see many wearing masks at the Trevi Fountain.

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • Peter

    Few locals visit. probably seen it

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • Peter

    Anyone getting a lot of buffering?

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • Peter

    No water flowing looks weird

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    • 2 months ago
    • J Murray

    Fountain cleaning today 03 June 2020 There won’t have been many coins in the fountain lately... so hopefully that will change soon!

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    • 3 months 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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    • 3 months ago
    • user.elvis1956

    Total Bonkers..

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    • 3 months 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.