28 November 2015
The Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi) is the biggest and most beautiful Baroque fountain in the city. Designed in 1732 by Nicola Salvi, it is famous worldwide for the display of the Acqua Virgine sculpture against the backdrop of Palazzo Poli and depicts Triton taming Oceanus’ shell-shaped chariot drawn by sea horses.
The water is supplied by one of the oldest Roman aqueducts and it spills 80.000 cubic meter of water (2,824,800 cubic feet) every day.
Tourists and travellers flock to Trevi Fountain to do the traditional tossing of a coin for legend has it that this will one day ensure a return to the eternal city. Those seeking a little romance should toss a second coin while a third coin can mean wedding bells will soon be chiming.
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