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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

  • avatar
    • 2 days ago
    • Dolly

    Police are posing for a photographer this afternoon!

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    • 2 days ago
    • Joan Simon

    @Franco~~~think again! Which country you listed was guilty of hesitant under-reporting? Keep up Americans are praying and sending their well wishes to Italy, which has been hit so hard by this virus. Prayers to everyone, stay safe.

  • avatar
    • 3 days ago
    • Stephen Mitchell

    Get well soon Boris.

  • avatar
    • 7 days ago
    • barbara lister

    does anyone know what is happening this morning 0900hrs

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • maggs

    i dont go out much and love to people watch round the world such a shame to see all these beautiful places empty

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Carla

    @ Franco .....America did not start this :( please get the information correct!!

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • JackV

    We have a need to point fingers, to blame. It's the human condition. Look in the mirror Franco and try to do do some good for a change. We don't need any more poison.

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • maria rodgers

    Why America? Not their fault

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • franco2

    Covid-19 in China, South Korea, Italy and Iran.
    Americans have a dirty conscience!

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • Valéria Freitas

    It is true, the president of my country, Brazil, is without the virus. The counter-proof came after he went against medical orders and went to the demonstration, meeting with people and manipulating cell phones to take pictures. And may God protect us.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Medrado Calasans

    Infelizmente houve a primeira morte de um brasileiro por Covid-19!!
    Igual a todos os povos do mundo, nós brasileiros estamos lutando contra essa pandemia!!
    E tenho certeza que todos os povos do mundo sairão vitoriosos!!
    O presidente do Brasil, Jair Bolsonaro, fez a contraprova e o resultado foi NEGATIVO!!

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • Valéria Freitas

    Unfortunately, we have Covid-19's first death in Brazil.

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • Valéria Freitas

    The president of my country Brazil attended and supported a demonstration by his voters, contrary to the orders of his medical team. He took selfies, shook hands, there is a possibility that Bolsonaro is infected with Covid-19. And yes, there is the possibility of transmitting this virus, on Sunday's demonstration, to many people.

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • Roberta

    Viva Italia!

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • Valéria Freitas

    Here in Brazil the first Brazilian patient confirmed with the Coronavirus by the Ministry of Health at the end of February, is cured. The 61-year-old man, diagnosed on February 25, contracted the virus on a trip to Italy and no longer has the virus. We already have 121 virus records and 1,496 suspects. Thank God, we have no confirmed deaths. Our prayers for Italy and the whole world.

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Mihai Alexandru Retegan

    Dear Italy, let us all hope ! Let us hope that all this nightmare will come to an end very soon! Let us hope God will turn His face towards you and the rest of us again! Let us hope that there will be no more fatalities in the coming days! My respect to all italian doctors, nurses, police forces and people! Pray to God that this will end soon! I am really crying when i see the statistics ! This is a nightmare! What is happening??