Trevi Fountain ~ Fontana di Trevi
About the Trevi Fountain
The Trevi Fountain was built at the junction of three roads where aqueducts previously provided water to Ancient Rome for over 400 years. Construction of the fountain commenced in 1732, by Nicola Salvi. It depicts Oceanus, god of all waters, standing on a chariot with two seahorses and two other gods on each side. Behind this scupture is Agrippa (left), who built the original aqueducts and the god, Salubrity (right).
Address: Piazza di Trevi, 00187 Rome
Free – open area
Several buses stop along Via del Tritone
The fountain is approximately a 10 minute walk from nearest bus stop.
Hours of Operation
24 Hours – worth checking out during the day and at night.
Throwing coins into the fountain is popular, with roughly €3000 collected per day and given to an Italian charity. Use the right hand to throw coins over the left shoulder. DO NOT attempt to retrieve coins from the fountain as it is illegal.
The fountain is lit up at night.
The area around the fountain is small and can become very crowded – best time to visit is the morning and evening.
Watch out for pickpocketing.
DO NOT attempt to swim, stick your feet or any other body part in the water. This can result in fines of hundreds of euros.