A Beautiful Fountain in Trevi Square

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by Praskipark on January 19, 2009

La Fontana di Trevi

This is one attraction that I couldn't leave out of the review because it must be the most beautiful fountain in the whole of Rome. It is impressive and totally dominates the Trevi square. The central figure is Neptune, god of the sea. He is riding a chariot which is the shape of a shell and he is being pulled by two sea horses. One of the sea horses is calm and obedient but the other is restless and awkward. These two sea horses symbolise the ever changing moods of the sea.

The water at the bottom of the fountain represents the sea. It is custom to toss a coin into the water but you should toss it over your shoulder standing with your back to the fountain. The legend says that if you toss a coin into the water you will return again to the eternal city. I did toss a coin or two so hope I return very soon. We'll see if the legend is true.
Trevi Fountain
Piazza di Trevi
Rome, Italy, 00187


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