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    • 2 days ago
    • %arc

    10 days and it will be our turn to be there again...

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • Kerry

    I want to go back to lovely Rome I mean I will go back to lovely Rome x

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Maria

    Wedding photos being taken at 06:30 this morning.. that's dedication!

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Patrick Doak

    Per Facebook, the fountain is undergoing routine maintenance until the 27th.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Nancy Morgan

    Why is the fountain off??

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Herman Gevaert

    Goede morgen uit Brugge. Zo'n fontein zijn wij kwijt! Gestolen?

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • RoH

    The fountain is empty!

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    • 1 month ago
    • GM

    Six in the morning -- now THAT'S the time to visit Trevi! Almost no people. Don't have the money or the health to visit there, but I can dream. Thanks Skyline for the great webcam!

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • GM

    9-10-18 @ 11 AM The fountain is off. Routine maintenance? Problem?

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    • 1 month ago
    • Amy

    I wish I could hear the sound of the water.

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    • 1 month ago
    • lorraine

    At 5am its dark and a bride and groom are having a photo shoot

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    • 2 months ago
    • Mel

    Guy Morley, if the water changed to wine I’d stand there all day lol

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    • 2 months ago
    • Mel

    Been here and walked to the Pantheon this morning, not recommended in this heat , phew

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    • 2 months ago
    • Mel

    Derek05, I’m actually in Rome at the moment and might have been stood next to him, cheep cheep

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