Trevi Fountain - Rome live camLive images of the Trevi Fountain, a masterpiece by Nicola Salvi and Giuseppe Pannini

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    • 4 days ago
    • Kiki

    My pleasure Yan.
    Glad you found a tree. I think you are lucky to live in Rome! I loved my visit to that city. It was only once and for just 6 days but it captured my imagination. Next time I go, Im going to try and stay at this hotel, Relais Fontana di Trevi, the cam is near their rooftop patio. Nice view!

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    • 4 days ago
    • Yan

    Thanks Kiki
    yes I'm here in Rome and was looking to purchase a tree, but as you quite rightly pointed out there are no public trees being displayed at this time. Milan and Madrid seem to be bucking the trend. OBTW I've managed to get a tree now from a friendly nursery just outside of the city.

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    • 5 days ago
    • Capture Sam

    6dec17--For sure , one of the 'live cams' near The Spanish Steps has a public Holiday tree illuminated during evenings, I recalled seeing two, but one 'live cam' was repositioned. iirc __ Kiki, When I was a child ( 150 years ago ) there was no tree in the house until St. Nicholas arrived in the wee hours of the 25th. Then waking to find the tree with gifts. Commercialism ruins some things, eh?

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    • 5 days ago
    • Kiki

    @Yan. The traditional date to put up a Christmas tree is dec 24th, take down jan 5th. In watching these cams, what Ive noticed but I could be wrong, Italy appears to be close-ish to traditional dates for that in public spaces. If you meant you need a tree and are in Rome, a quick search online, there are a bunch of nurseries in the city with christmas tree's for sale.

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    • 5 days ago
    • Yan

    Where are all the xmas trees in Rome, I can't find one ??

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    • 6 days ago
    • Bosnyák Károly

    I haven't seen anything like... this before. Not a soul in sight around Trevi. Only the police car.
    2015/12/05 01:18

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    • 1 week ago
    • Judit Juhász

    Hi! In 2017.11.21. 09.30
    my boyfriend pop the question to the Trevi Fondain. If somebady have a picture please send to me thx :)
    Judy

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    • 1 week ago
    • Sharron Reynolds

    So peaceful at the moment 07:23 (Italian time) hardly anyone around. Not even a police car or souvenir seller.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Kiki

    Thank you Relais Fontana di Trevi For hosting this cam. Your hotel looks lovely and relaxing. What a view of the fountain! Thank you Hostaria Trevi, for co hosting. I have been to Rome once, nov 2015, it was fantastic! What a great city. Just wanted to add my experience, which was lively, fast paced and sublimely slow, with long, good company, eating and walking around evenings. I live in a city, so city stuff is normal for me. Rome, I found to be a bustling, vibrant place, with the most breathtaking art, of all kinds!, in almost every corner! Very "on the go" city, I found, loved my visit there, met some of the best people ever.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Bosnyák Károly

    I'm lucky. Already I have been twice threw coins above my left shoulder to the Trevi Fountain. I hope the prophecy will work and I will go to Rome for the third time. Amen. ;)
    2014/11/24 21:17

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    Great , The crowds are again in close and backwards to the fountain close up tossing coins into the fountain over their shoulders. ❤ it. Thank you to the host's for sponsoring this 'live cam' . ☺

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Sharron Reynolds

    Good afternoon. Reading the comments - are you referring to the 'kiosk' on the bottom right-hand side - selling cheap souvenirs?.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    23nov17- Beautiful Trevi Fountain, (%arc, thank you for the comment about the church on its cam, I wanted your comment to be seen so did not acknowledge you there.) ( Diotima , Where do all trains lead to? ) ;-) , *wink / smile * . I hope the crowds are soon allowed to get up close to Trevi fountain again.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Diotima

    All boats lead to Rome!

Trevi Fountain - Rome

It is one of the most famous and recognizable symbols of Rome in the world and one of the most beautiful fountains of the Italian capital, an impressive masterpiece of late Baroque architecture, sculpture and engineering (1735) by Nicola SalviTrevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi) and its magnificent backdrop Poli Palace (Palazzo Poli) dominate Trevi Square (Piazza Trevi).

The construction of the Aqueduct Virgin (Aqua Virgo, Acquedotto Vergine), still in use since the Emperor Augustus' period, has strongly influenced its history, it seems that its name derives from the Latin word 'trivium' (Treio), meaning a crossing of three roads, the fountain marks the exact terminal point of the aqueduct; the ancient three spouts pouring water into three separate tanks were replaced in 1453 with a larger rectangular basin by Leon Battista Alberti upon the desire of Pope Nicholas V; the aqueduct was later restored in obedience to Pope Pius V's wishes in 1570 and in 1640 taken again in consideration upon request from Pope Urban VIII by Gian Lorenzo Bernini whose assignment was to embellish the fountain and the square with a more imposing style, this in order to glorify the close Barberini Palace (Palazzo Barberini); the square was partly enlarged and the fountain resited from the other side of the square to face the Quirinal, unfortunately after a few years the project was abandoned due to pope's death and the lack of funds; since then the fountain underwent numerous but unsuccessful interventions until the Dukes of Poli, the new Pope Innocent XIII's family, decided to expand their property by including a palace in Trevi Square with a fountain lying on its façade, but only in 1731 the direction has finally changed, Pope Clement XII set up a competition to find an artist able to rebuild the fountain, the winner was Nicola Salvi who proposed to work on the basis of some original Bernini’s sketches, four years later the fountain was partly completed; after a number of different vicissitudes and sculptors only under the Pontificate of Pope Clement XIII and the work of Giuseppe Pannini the fountain was finally completed and inaugurated in 1762.

Trevi Fountain is really impressive, the taming and the power of the waters its main themes, the large rectangular basin with rounded corners collects waters flowing from different points, in the middle of a long rocky reef a magnificent statue symbolizing 'Oceanus' (Neptune, Nettuno) emerges from a large niche standing atop a shell-shaped chariot drawn by two winged horses (representing the changing mood of the sea, calm and rough waters) both led by two mermen; two smaller side niches flanking Ocean host 'Healthiness' (Salubrità) and 'Abundance' (Abbondanza), these thee statues are bounded by four large corinthian columns supporting two bas-relief panels and four smaller allegorical statues symbolizing the four seasons, 'Abundance of Fruit' (Abbondanza della Frutta), 'Fertility of the Fields', (Fertilità dei Campi), 'Products of Autumn' (Ricchezza dell’Autunno) and 'Amenity of Gardens' (Amenità dei Giardini), in central position stands the great commemorative inscription affixed upon request from Pope Clement XII.

Although Salvi engineered the general concept, the magnificence of the fountain and the complexity of its statues have required the participation of many artists, 'Oceanus', the horses and the mermen, for example, were initiated by Maini but after his death finished by Bracci, 'Healthiness' and 'Abundance' are della Valle's works, the two bas-reliefs have been carved by Bergondi (Agrippa) and Battista Grossi (the Roman virgin), the four upper statues are Corsini, Ludovisi, Queirolo and Pincellotti's works, this last one was also involved in the work of the reef, the pope's coat of arms was made by Benaglia; the curious travertine vase, the so-called Ace of Cups (Asso di Coppe), that actually has nothing to do with the whole structure, is said to have been placed by Salvi in a strange position to cover the view of a next fault-finding barber, who from his salon didn't spare his bitter remarks about the works.

Trevi Fountain is today a real must-see attracting a very high number of daily tourists who, according to the tradition, throw a coin into it on their back to ensure a return trip to the Eternal City; but this masterpiece has been an inspiration to poets, artists, musicians, and filmmakers as well, how to forget it as romantic location in the most iconic scene in Fellini's 'La Dolce Vita' starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg.

Cam on-line since: 02/15/2014