Trevi Fountain - Rome live cam
View of the Trevi Fountain in Rome

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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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    • 3 weeks ago
    • MEL

    Chris...think he/she means a Christmas tree haha

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Chris

    What's a holiday tree??

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    17nov19--Thank You !! Our host's here @ Trevi Fountain - Rome. Kiki, where are the holiday trees? EnJoy EnJoy

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    18nov19--Elle Tea, With a small amount of time YOU could search and find out about the use those buildings. Our host's here ( check out their WWW ) have similar looks. EnJoy EnJoy

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • James McIntosh

    Derek05. If your pond was anything like mine I don't think the frogs and tadpoles would appreciate coins bouncing off their heads!

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • Derek05

    Keith York, what do you think of the idea of me putting a little fountain in our garden, to see if I can get people to toss their coins in????? Good idea......yes??

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    • 1 month ago
    • Elle Tea

    I wonder who lives in the buildings with windows facing the fountain, or are they office space? Imagine living or working there!

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    • 1 month ago
    • Aurel Serban

    Yes sir, that horror has gone!..

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • James McIntosh

    Scaffolding on the yellow building. Has the bright advertising sign gone I wonder?

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • James McIntosh

    Heidi you should get commission on selling those led copter toys. I got some but waiting for Halloween to try !

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    • 2 months ago
    • KeithYork

    Apparently it takes up to 3000 euros daily for local charities!

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    • 2 months ago
    • GM

    Wonder how much money is thrown into that fountain on any given day by folks hoping to get a wish answered? Police are stationed there 24/7 to make certain nobody wades into the water in search of liquid assets.

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    • 2 months ago
    • Heidi

    sjackson9; they are helicopter LED toys

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    • 2 months ago
    • sjackson9

    There were blue lights streaking up and down. Does anyone know what they are? I posted a picture of one.

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    • 3 months ago
    • James McIntosh

    The water running off the fountains in sympathy with the rain running off the umberellas !

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    • 3 months ago
    • Teddy Bayer

    I wish that they would move the camera forward, as it was before. Now you see more of the corner of the building than the fountain area. I know that it was better a while back and was trying for a long time to figure out what the difference is, and now I know, he camera is back more on the building. Love this view, but it was better before.