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Guide to see the famous Fontana of Trevi in Roma

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The Fontana of Trevi

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I would like to talk about one of the most famous fountains in the world of The Italian Fountain of Trevi. This wonderful monument of the great sculptor Nicola Salvi was completed in 1762 but has taken several reconstructons the most recent completed in 2015 but besides other fountains were place here before and its origin is lost in antquity the Roman Empire. The Trevi Fountain is a huge source of almost 50 meters wide by 26 long has the honor of being the largest Baroque fountain in Rome and one of the most famous fountains in the world. The Trevi Fountain the name comes from its locaton in the neighborhood of Trevi in Rome and has appeared in many flms such as celebrisima "La Dolce Vita" by Federico Fellini.

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If you want to return to Rome ... fip a coin This wonderful source has a very nice traditon "the traditon of the coin" is that if you want to return to Rome must throw a coin into the fountain. More specifcally you should throw the right hand over the lef shoulder. Where does come this custom because of a 1954 flm called "Three Coins in the Fountain" which won an Oscar. In her 3 girls look for love in Rome and the three coins are the key to the movie. Although it seems silly these coins help the needy because with them it subsidizes a supermarket in Rome for the poor.

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It is a considerable amount an estmated 3000 euros are thrown into the fountain each day. Thieves have no breaks and there are regular atempts to steal coins from the fountain even though it is illegal to do so usually frustrated by the police and tourists.

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The history of the fountain On the facade of the current source is a scene that defnes the origin of the source end of the Aqua Virgo aqueduct one of the aqueducts that supplied water to ancient Rome is represented. Depicted legend says that in 19 BC thirsty Roman soldiers were led by a girl to a source of pure water thirteen kilometers 8.1 miles from the city of Rome. The discovery of the source Augusto led to commission the constructon of an aqueduct twenty kilometers 14 miles leads to the city which was named Aqua Virgo or Virgin Waters in honor of the young legend. The aqueduct served the thermal baths of Agrippa and Rome for over four years. In 1629 Pope Urban VIII fnding the earlier fountain insufciently dramatc he asked Bernini to sketch possible renovatons but the project was abandoned when the pope died. Though Berninis project was never completed there is a lot of Bernini at the source today. In 1730 Pope Clement XII organized a contest in which Nicola Salvi initally lost to Alessandro Galilei

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- but due to the protest in Rome over the fact that a Florentne won Salvi was awarded the work. The works began in 1732 and the fountain was completed in 1762 long afer Salvis death when the Oceanus god of all water sculptor Pietro Bracci was established in the central niche.

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Salvi died in 1751 with his work half-fnished but he had made sure unsightly sign of stubborn barber not spoil the ensemble hiding behind a sculpted vase called by the Romans Asso di Coppe the "Ace of Cups ". The Trevi Fountain was fnished in 1762 by Giuseppe Pannini who substtuted the present allegories for planned sculptures of Agrippa and "Trivia" the Roman virgin. It was ofcially opened and inaugurated on May 22 by Pope Clement XIII. Most of the piece is made of travertne stone quarry near Tivoli about 35 kilometers 22 miles east of Rome.

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Remodeling Everyone who visited Rome in 2014 and 2015 was very sad … Why yes the answer is the Restoraton of Trevi Fountain :. This old fountain has sufered over tme and lately the tourist Invaton

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The fountain was renovated in 1998 stone rubbed and all cracks and other deterioraton areas were repaired by those skilled in the art and the source was equipped with recirculaton pumps. In January 2013 it was announced that the Italian fashion brand Fendi sponsor to 20 months the restoraton of 2.2 million euros from the source will be the most complete restoraton of the history of the source. Restoraton work began in June 2014 and was completed in November 2015. The fountain was re- opened with an ofcial ceremony on the evening of November 3 2015. The restoraton included the installaton of more than 100 LED lights to improve night lightng source. Statues of Trevi Fountain

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Statues of Trevi Fountain The backdrop of the fountain is the Palazzo Poli given a new facade with a giant order of Corinthian pilasters that link the two main stories. The Taming of the waters is the theme of the gigantc project falling forward mixing water and rockwork and flling the small square. Tritons guide the carriage shell Oceanus hippocamps dressage. In the center of an arc of triumph robustly modeling it is superimposed on the facade of the palace. The central niche framing Oceanus or Neptune has free-standing columns for maximum light and shadow.

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In the niches fanking Oceanus statue of Abundance is poured water from his urn. → Tritons and horses provide symmetrical balance with maximum contrast in their mood and poses characteristc rococo that by 1730 was already booming in France and Germany.

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On the other side Salud holding a cup from which a snake drinks. Above bas reliefs illustrate the Roman origin of the aqueducts.

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Where is the source located In the center of Rome near the Pantheon. Exactly it is in Piazza di Trevi 00187 Rome Italy

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Accommodaton in Rome Rome has hundreds of good hotels among which I would like to highlight the Flavia Hotel i n Roma an hotel with excellent services and quatty.

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Im Sure you will love the Fontana de Trevi ¡¡¡

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