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Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi) free

Piazza di Trevi | Rome 00187 | Official website
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  • Type: Sightseeing
  • Time to Spend: Less than 1 hour
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A must-see on many travelers' itineraries, the Trevi Fountain is situated amongst a high concentration of hotels, shopping and nightlife. Finished in the mid-1700s, the Trevi is a powerful example of a baroque design with a distinctly mythological character. The god of the sea, Neptune, emerges from the pool, flanked by his trusty Tritons. (Note: The fountain is undergoing renovations and restoration through fall 2015, but it remains open.)

According to Roman lore, throwing one, two or three coins into the Trevi, with your right hand over your left shoulder, ensures 1) you'll return to Rome, 2) you'll fall in love with an attractive Roman, and 3) you'll marry that same Roman.

This mythological site is best viewed at night when lights illuminate the fountain. However, some travelers lament the Trevi's many tourists and aggressive local street vendors. Located in Corso and Spagna, you can find the Trevi Fountain off the Barberini metro stop.

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