Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi)

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Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi)
Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi)
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Key Info

Piazza di Trevi

Price & Hours

Free
24/7 daily

Details

Sightseeing, Free Type
Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
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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, Oceanus, emerges from the pool, flanked by his trusty Tritons. The fountain underwent an extensive, mutlimillion euro restoration and reopened in its full splendor in November 2015.

According to Roman lore, throwing one, two or three coins into the Trevi, with your right hand over your left shoulder ensures you'll return to Rome; you'll fall in love with an attractive Roman; and 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 (you'll likely have a hard time getting a crowd-free photo here). Located in Corso and Spagna, the Trevi Fountain sits off the Barberini metro stop. It is free to visit 24/7.

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