Trevi Fountain

Piazza di Trevi, Rome

4.5

Trevi Fountain is a fountain in the Trevi district in Rome. Standing 26.3 metres high and 49.15 metres. It is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. The fountain has appeared in several notable films, including Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita. The Trevi Fountain was built in 1762 by Giuseppe Pannini. The famous fountain is an ideal play of water and rocks. The fountain dates back to ancient Roman times, since the construction of the Aqua Virgo Aqueduct in 19 B.C. that provided water to the Roman baths and the fountains of central Rome. The fountain was built at the end point of the aqueduct․ When the fountain is open roughly €3,000 is thrown into it every day as people follow the tradition of throwing coins over their shoulders. The legend holds that a coin thrown into the fountain will ensure a return to Rome and It’s a crime to steal the coins from the Trevi.

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Open Hours:

  • Mon

    12:00 - 00:00

  • Tue

    12:00 - 00:00

  • Wed

    12:00 - 00:00

  • Thu

    12:00 - 00:00

  • Fri

    12:00 - 00:00

  • Sat

    12:00 - 00:00

  • Sun

    12:00 - 00:00

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  • Ellen Lee

    4
    - 30 August 2018 -

    In this place is very beautiful. I would say it's definitely worth a visit. We went quite late at night but there was still a lot of people and huge crowd taking photos at the fountain. Other sites such as the Roman Pantheon and the Spanish Steps are quite close as well. There are many shops around the fountain where you can grab food and buy souvenirs. Gelato is very delicious around the area. But apparently the prices are quite over-inflated. Make sure you remember to bring a coin to throw into the fountain. I would recommend visiting the fountain at night even though there are a lot of people because it lights up and looks quite beautiful.

  • Matthew Webb

    5
    - 27 August 2018 -

    I am not a great historian and with Google I should better understand the importance of place. When we were in Rome this was the most packed, busy area we visited. It's a very cool fountain, not sure if I should say more! Very busy, don't sit on the ledge as you will get in trouble. The water is crystal clear Go, you have to see it.

  • Kristian Baldwin

    5
    - 24 August 2018 -

    Beautiful sight which has been cleaned up a lot since I last visited 3 years ago. Swarmed with people so be warned it will be busy in peak tourist times. Flick a coin with your right hand over your left shoulder in the fountain: Once for a return visit to rome, twice to find love and three times to lead to marriage. Well situated but cleverly hidden, it was designed by the architect so that you would hear the rushing of water from the fountain before you saw it so you could feel the impact of its beauty...so keep your ears open!

  • Jitendra Kumar Agarwala

    4
    - 23 August 2018 -

    With all that coin tossing, there is a lot of money that ends up in the fountain! Every night about 3,000 Euros are swept up from the bottom of the basin. That’s crazy right? If you are visiting this place make sure you are aware how you should throw your coins (Alas! I was not aware when I visited this place). The fountain is a true wonder - a jewel of water and stones. You can already hear its presence from the nearby streets. Indeed, as you get nearer the sound of its gushing waters grows constantly more intense, reaching a crescendo in the square, where you will find the most breathtaking sight. It was drizzling when we left for this place from the Colosseum and the more we were getting near the fountain, the rain was also getting heavier. It was until the moment you are right at the centre of the square and experience the symbolic representation of this great force of nature, a tumultuous spring that seems to flow out of the ground.

  • Daniel Dotchin

    5
    - 16 August 2018 -

    A beautiful old fountain situated only fifteen minutes away from the Colosseum. The classical structures have been well maintained and as a result the sculptures are a stunning displays of artistic skill. If visiting in the summer the piazza will be rammed full of people, especially during the day, so if you're not a fan of crowds it might be worth visiting in the evening or at night. Despite the crowds however, it is possible to get a nice picture if you're patient enough. Police regulate the area well and will blow whistles and shout at anyone who tries to go into or onto the fountain. For this reason there are very few street salesman in the piazza. Be warned there are con-men who hang around the attractions of Rome who will try to befriend you, offer you gifts and then will eventually ask for money. They will try to draw you in by befriending you and offering you a handshake. The best strategy is to just ignore them and they will quickly give up. If you engage they will keep trying to come back to continue the conversation. Despite this the fountain is well worth the visit and it won't cost you a penny.

  • Ruby Paredes

    5
    - 29 July 2018 -

    This was my favourite fountain to see in Rome! Very beautiful and a perfect place to sit down and have a rest on a summer's day. Yes, it is very busy and crowded, but even with the crowds we could make our way to the edge of the fountain relatively easily and was able to get a few good photos. Also great they have a drinking fountain next to the Trevi with cold running water.

  • Konstantin Ignatov

    5
    - 24 July 2018 -

    This is one of the most beautiful fountains in the world and is definitely a must to see when visiting Rome. As it is a free tourist attraction, the huge crowds may make the experience a bit unpleasant. It takes some time to walk among the thousand people who are all trying to take photos, posing in front of the fountain. Maybe going there after midnight would be a good option for those who prefer to avoid the crowds and the heat during the day.

  • Devin Kanzler

    5
    - 09 July 2018 -

    Of the big places in Rome to visit, this was easily my favorite. It wasn't nearly as crowded as I expected and I was easily able to get a picture front and center with no one else in it. I made a nice wish with a penny. The water is beautiful and the sculptures are magnificent. It's very easy to locate too. Lots of people trying to sell you stuff though.

  • Crisonthespot

    5
    - 03 July 2018 -

    It’s really a magical fountain. The story behind it it’s also cool to read before going. We went once with day light and once in the night and I highly recommend to go at night. It looks so beautiful that you can stare at it a long time without getting tired. Of course, it’s full of people, but with a good reason. Is something you can’t miss if you go to Rome!

  • Kendall Feb

    4
    - 22 June 2018 -

    This is absolutely worth seeing. The fountain is exactly what you expect of Italy and Rome. It’s beautiful and worth taking a picture. But it’s extremely crowded and the crowds will not die down. At night it lights up. The food and stores around it are where i enjoyed my time. I suggest going in the late afternoon before sunset to see it during the day, then shop and eat and see it at night before heading home.

  • Jermaine Jefferson

    - 31 May 2018 -

    So crowded but a really cool place and a must visit when in Rome. Selfie Stick is needed for some cool picture of your back facing the Fountain. Bring some coins!

  • Rachael Hadaway

    - 26 May 2018 -

    Crazy busy

  • Sandra

    - 14 May 2018 -

    Beautiful architecture, but full with tourists

  • aghigh boluri

    - 13 May 2018 -

    fantastic 👌

  • Kawika Terry

    - 05 May 2018 -

    Get to the front and hold your spot. Toss a coin into the fountain to ensure your future return to Rome. Plus, all money in the fountain goes to aid the homeless.

  • Elizabeth F

    - 25 April 2018 -

    Beautiful, but very crowded. Beware that if you sit on the edge of the fountain to take a picture, you might get wet.

  • Måhann ♋ Ar

    - 21 April 2018 -

    How do i say Everything is fine ^‿^

  • Katya Rusalova

    - 20 April 2018 -

    Amazing place ❤️

  • Omar Al-salem

    - 19 April 2018 -

    Amazing place very crowded with lots of restaurants around it . If you visit rome you must come here

  • Omar Al-salem

    - 19 April 2018 -

    Amazing place crowded with people , with lots of restaurants around it

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