A true gem among hundreds of sources in Rome is considered to be the Fontana di Trevi fountain. A large-scale and spectacular attraction rather resembles a scene from an ancient play, executed in stone, rather than a source of clean water. The convenient location and incredible beauty of the fountain daily attract hundreds of visitors to the capital of Italy.
History Trevi Fountain Rome
The Trevi Fountain was built in Rome in the 18th century, but the background to its appearance looks so entertaining that it simply cannot be forgotten. Emperor Octavian Augustus and his comrade-in-arms Marc Vipsanius Agrippa in the 20th year BC started a large-scale reorganization in Rome. Among the many reforms, Marcus Agrippa proposed to the emperor to provide the capital with clean drinking water.
Until the beginning of the 17th century, on Trevi Square, one could quench one’s thirst from a modest key flowing into a stone bowl. Pope Urban III decided to decorate the center of the capital with more impressive architecture. One of the greatest baroque masters of Italy, Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini, took up the design of the sketch of the new fountain. The construction of the fountain took as long as 30 years.
The architect incredibly vividly managed to convey movement in stone, the desire to reach the surface of the water. With involuntary bated breath, you wait for the water cavalcade to continue its forward movement with noise.
The statue of the sea god – personifies water, which for so many centuries has brought its life-giving coolness to Rome. Behind Neptune’s left shoulder, in the niche of the facade of the Palais Palace, is a statue of the goddess of Health. On the right, the company is her goddess of plenty. Both stone ladies modestly and with dignity meet the crowds of visitors eager to look at the main fountain in Rome.
In addition, tourists perform the obligatory ritual – they turn their backs to the source and throw a coin over their shoulders. They say that throwing a metal coin at the feet of the goddesses can bring them success.
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