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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    • 6 days ago
    • "Jeannie"

    Idk how people are still out at 4:23am. Even on vacation I’m in bed at this time.

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    • 6 days ago
    • "Jeannie"

    So many people gathered here today and no social distancing.

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    • 1 week ago
    • "Dawn bristoll"

    Ho dear…we have turned into flashing lights …why

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    • 1 week ago
    • "Just-James"

    I pop by this camera a lot and I really like it. I don't like it so much when there are crowds of people. I like to visit it at 4 or 5am when often there are only four or five pople and of course it is all lit up. Watching some of them take photos, and the way the poses are done, is quite amusing and fun.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • "MEL"

    Kevin Fairgrieve...yes the ledge the camera is on but whatever it was it has gone now.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • "Kevin Fairgrieve"

    It has been a while since I was last here. Looks like I cant upload the picture!!

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • "Kevin Fairgrieve"

    Mel, do you mean the ledge the camera is on?
    I have a picture of thew camera I took a number of years ago. I will upload it and call it "Ledge Camera"

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • "Eric Durant"

    It's still there. Something about PRIVACY for these windows ?

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • "Vicky"

    I was wondering the same thing Mel

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • "MEL"

    Anyone any idea what that is on the ledge?

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    • 2 months ago
    • "Denise Turner"

    3/8/2020 No water in the fountain . Cleaning time just as tourists arrive!!! and collecting the coins (to give to the poor ????)

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • "Leon 1630"

    A lot more about than there has been

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • "Peter"

    covid-19 Too close folks

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • "Jetzen"

    Sebbene la nebbia sia mite, rinfresca contro il caldo….

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • "Jetzen"

    Ahhh… Acqua fredda dalla nebbia della fontana in una giornata calda … molto rinfrescante!
    31/7/20

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • "SURFER PAUL"

    AHHH, Rome, Still on my Bucket List.