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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 days 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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    • 4 days ago
    • Scotland

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

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Peter

    Few locals visit. probably seen it

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • Peter

    Anyone getting a lot of buffering?

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • Peter

    No water flowing looks weird

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    • 1 month 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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    • 1 month 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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    • 1 month ago
    • user.elvis1956

    Total Bonkers..

  • avatar
    • 2 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.

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    • 2 months ago
    • Capture Sami

    So nice to see people at the Fountain, stay safe everyone <3

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    • 2 months ago
    • Susan Highfield

    No water today, the base is getting a spring clean.

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • Deborah Schroeder

    Rick, another good one is Three Coins in the Fountain-won the Academy Award for Best song in 1955.

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • Rick Del Percio

    From Rome Adventure.

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • Rick Del Percio

    One night in Rome,
    an adventure of mine far,
    far from home,
    I stood by the fountain,
    where the magic of Rome
    make wishes come true.
    I turned from the fountain and
    there I saw you!

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    • 2 months ago
    • debbie morris

    Have Not been to Rome now for a few years but it is our favourite place to visit we have been 4 times and still not seen everything we even popped back for two days on a cruise,after everything is over how long it takes our first holiday will be back to Rome.

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    • 2 months ago
    • MEL

    Deborah Schroeder...... couldn’t have said it better myself and totally agree with you,love the place x