The Trevi Fountain – where Roman dreams come true
Visit Rome’s stunning Baroque masterpiece. The largest and most beautiful of its kind anywhere in the world, the Trevi Fountain holds a special place in the heart of Romans. And it’s sure to capture yours too.
Nestled in the busy streets of the city centre, the Trevi Fountain is a romantic meeting spot and architectural treasure. Hop off our Rome Bus Tour to marvel at the elegant stonework and flowing design of Bernini. Bathe in the atmosphere that surrounds one of Rome’s most famous landmarks.
Return to Rome?
Legend has it that visitors who toss a coin over their shoulder into the fountain will ensure a return visit to Rome. So if you’ve fallen in love with the Eternal City, you best warm up your throwing arm and find that loose change.
The story stems from an ancient pagan ritual, when people threw coins into fountains to please the Goddess of Water and beg for her favour.
Other interesting facts about the Trevi Fountain
- Every night about €3,000 is swept from the bottom of the basin and donated to local charity Caritas, who use it to provide services for needy families
- Each day the fountain spews 80,000 cubic metres (2,824,000 cubic feet) of water
- The Aqua Virgo aqueduct brings water 21 kilometres (13 miles) from the Salone Springs to supply the fountain
- The imposing central figure of the Trevi Fountain is Neptune, god of the sea
- The fountain took 30 years to build and was finally completed in 1762. It stands 25 metres (85 feet) tall and 19 metres (65 feet) across