History Of The Trevi Fountain  

The Trevi Fountain is situated in Trevi rione in Rome, Italy. It is almost 85 feet high and 65 feet wide.

The fountain is the largest Baroque fountain in the city. It is located at the junction of three roads. It marks the terminal of the "modern" Acqua Vergine, which is one of the oldest aqueducts that was known to supply water to ancient Rome.

Way back in19 BC, the Roman technicians had located a source of clean water some miles away from the city. This source of water served Rome for four centuries. In 1629, Pope Urban VIII had requested Gian Lorenzo Bernini to make renovations in a way so that the fountain looked more dramatic. When the Pode died, the renovations were discarded. In 1730, Pope Clement XII called for a contest for building the fountain. Here, Nicola Salvi initially lost to Alessandro Galilei. But Salvi was given the task anyway. He began work in 1732, and the fountain was completed by 1762, long after the Pope died. Salvi died in 1751, and the fountain was finished in 1762 by Giuseppe Pannini. He substituted the present parable for sculptures of Agrippa and "Trivia", the Roman virgin.

The fountain was again renovated in 1998. At that time, the stonework was scrubbed. It was also provided with re-circulating pumps. People believe that if a visitor throws coins in the fountain, then he would definitely return to Rome again. Every day, roughly 3,000 euros are thrown into the fountain. This money has been used to subsidize a supermarket for the poor population of Rome. There also have been regular attempts to steal coins from this fountain.

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Legend-Trevi-Fountain      Rome is one of the most romantic cities in the whole world. There are many fountains in the city of Rome. However, the most famous of those fountains is the Trevi Fountain. It was made in an artistic style, which was famous between 16th and 18th century. It is 85 feet high and 65 feet in width, making it the largest fountain of this type. More..




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