The Trevi Fountain, or in Italian it can also be called Fontana di Trevi, is located in the Trevi district of Rome, designed by architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Peitro Bracci. Let's take a tour around Fontana di Trevi with MBS87 on our bus rental Rome.
Overview of Fontana di Trevi
Fontana di Trevi is the largest Baroque fountain in Rome, the eternal masterpiece of two architects, Nicola Salvi and Giuseppe Pannini. During the flourishing period of Baroque, design competitions were organized and very popular, with the aim of creating great designs for works such as buildings, fountains,...
Fontana di Trevi and Spanish stairs are two of the products that "came to life" from those competitions. Specifically, in 1730, Pope Clement XII organized a competition, and Salvi's design was chosen. Construction began and in 1732, in 1751, Salvi died.
Therefore, Giuseppe Pannini was hired as the architect and completed in 1762. On May 22 of that same year, the Trevi fountain was opened and inaugurated by Pope Clement XIII.
Architecture and Messages on Fontana di Trevi
Fontana di Trevi is created mainly from limestone and Carrara marble, featuring a fountain and an image of the Roman god of the sea - Neptune, with a bushy beard, riding on a shell-shaped train pulled by horses and two Triton gods.
A statue is on the left, possibly Abundance standing in the left corner of the wall, brandishing his fruit-bearing goat horn. This is a statue symbolizing the wealth and prosperity of Rome. The statue on the opposite side is called Health, symbolizing good health.
And surely architects and botanists will love this statue because with art and sophisticated craftsmanship, the architects at that time were able to carve the statue of more than 30 species of different plants.
Fontana di Trevi’s water source is one of the aqueducts built by Emperor Caesar Augustus and used since 17 BC. The water is always clear, clean and fresh. The name Trevi is derived from Tre Vie (three streets), because this fountain is located at the intersection of three streets: Via Dei Crocicchi, Via Poli and Via Delle Muratte.
There is a legend here that when you toss a coin into the water, your wish will come true and you will be able to return to Rome once more. And every morning, Fontana di Trevi's management team scoops up the coins and donates them to charities.
Places to visit around Fontana di Trevi
After enjoying all the beauty of the Trevi Fountain, you can choose to visit the surrounding areas. Let's join MBS87 on the coach hire in Rome trip to go to those interesting places.
Piazza di Spagna
It is a square built in the 18th century, including the Trinita dei Monti house, Spanish steps, Barcaccia fountain, etc. This place is often used to organize fashion shows. The special thing is that in Piazza di Spagna there were two famous Vietnamese circus brothers, Quoc Co & Quoc Nghiep, who performed a performance with their heads overlapping and blindfolded. This show was famous all over the world.
After visiting the works of art, visit Navona Square to explore the cuisine in Rome. There are many restaurants, bars and major shopping areas here. You will enjoy local specialties, dishes and enjoy many delicious drinks. It will definitely help you feel more refreshed after a long tour.
How to get to Fontana di Trevi
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