Tuesday 16 February 2016

Trevi Fountain, Rome

The Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy
Rating: 5 out of 5

The Trevi Fountain is located at the end of the Aqua Virgo, an aqueduct constructed in 19 BC by Agrippa (both friend and son-in-law of Emperor Augustus and the man behind the construction of the Pantheon). The aqueduct brings water all the way from the Salone Springs (approx. 21km from Rome) - a true Roman engineering marvel.

It doesn't matter what time of the year or day you go, Trevi always attracts a large number of crowds so you have to wait to get close to the fountain for pics but it is worth the wait. The atmosphere is so nice and buzzing and there are some really nice Cafes nearby for refreshments!

Tradition has it that you will return to Rome if you throw a coin into the fountain. You should toss it with your right hand over your left shoulder (or left hand over your right shoulder) with your back to the fountain. So fingers crossed, I will go back! I love this city!

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