The Trevi Fountain is the reason I wanted to see more of the world.
I saw an image of the Trevi Fountain on Google Images and was immediately intrigued.
It is huge. Look at the detail. That’s not like any other fountain I’ve seen.
I remember eating ice cream as I tried to find the Trevi Fountain (before Google Maps when I had to use a physical map). I turned the corner and in front of me was the Trevi Fountain.
The Trevi Fountain is even bigger in person, the pictures don’t do it justice.
What happens if you throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain?
Legend has it that throwing a coin into the Trevi Fountain guarantees you a return! I did this of course. And they didn’t return and that was 10 years ago!
How much money is thrown into Rome’s Trevi Fountain every day?
According to the Mayor of Rome, €4,000 (£3,600) in coins are thrown into the Trevi Fountain every day! It’s hard to believe that a lot of money is thrown into the fountain, but I think it shows you how many people visit every day!
Can you drink from the Trevi Fountain?
I do not advise drinking from the fountain, that is not its purpose! I’m sure they put chemicals in the water to keep the fountain clean year round. There is more than 2,000 actual drinking water fountains around Rome you can also use .
How old is the Trevi Fountain?
The Trevi Fountain was designed by the Italian architect Nicola Salvand and completed in 1762.
Why is it called the Trevi Fountain?
The name of the Trevi Fountain is due to the place where it is located – at the junction of three roads. It is suggested that Trevi is taken from the Latin for three roads – trivium