Monday, December 5, 2011

fontana di trevi



Trevi Fountain is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous in the world, also thanks to the famous nighttime scene of Fellini's Dolce Vita.


A traditional legend holds that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, they are ensured a return to Rome. An estimated €3,000 are thrown into the fountain each day...

11 comments:

  1. wow-i too have thrown a few coins in when I was there...but what happens to the money..do you know?

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  2. A great way for the city of Rome to make some money :) I love this fountain.

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  3. Definitely...monumental.

    My buddy was just showing me photos of the faux Trevi and Triton fountains in Las Vegas.

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  4. Robyn~
    The money at one point was used to subsidize a supermarket for the needy. I don't know what project its being used for presently. There are regular attempts to steal the coins from the basin on a daily basis...

    Linda~
    I like it at night when nobody's around :)

    Loree~
    So many people though, sometimes it's hard to see it, believe it or not!

    Jeff~
    I didn't know there was a replica in Vegas! How funny

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  5. There are replicas of the monumental fountains, but replicating Anita Ekberg is quite another matter.

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  6. I read that the city used to allow the poor and indigent to collect the coins at night. That is, until they figured out how much was actually being thrown in. Then the city decided to collect it nightly. Any truth to this tale?

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  7. ODP~
    I think it's true about gathering it for charity in the past, but not so much on the nightly harvest... All I know is there's closed circuit cameras all around the fountain...

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  8. Amazing art not in museums but the part of decor of the buildings in the city. Amazing Roma.

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  9. I was there many years ago!Roma non basta una vita as you say.
    Lovely city.
    Regards from Thessaloniki.

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