Saturday, March 6, 2021

Trevi Fountain - The most beautiful fountain in Rome

Trevi Fountain - The most beautiful fountain in Rome
Trevi Fountain

Architect of  Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain (Italian: Fontana de Trevi). It was designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi in ​​182 and was later completed by Giuseppe Pannini and several others. It is 2.63 m (86 86 ft) high and 49.15 m (1, 1.3 ft) wide. It is known as the largest baroque style in the city and one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world.

The fountain was built at the end of the waterway, at the junction of three roads. These three streets (Tre V) named the Trevi Fountain the Three Street Fountain.

The Incredible History of Trevi Fountain

In 1730 Pope Clemens XII organized a competition to design a new fountain. Many important architects participated in it, but in the end Nikola Salvi was chosen to design the fountain.

central sculpture of trevi fountain in rome
Central sculpture of Trevi fountain

Although some theories say he was probably not the first choice. Alessandro Galilei, an architect of the famous astronomer Galilei family, originally fixed Alessandro Galilei for this project but in the end the work was given to Salvi due to public objections. The reason for the public objection was that Galileo was a Florentine, and Salvi was a native Roman.

However, Salvi never saw the end of the work on the fountain. Eleven years after Salvi's death, Pope Clemens XIII officially completed and inaugurated the new Trevi Fountain. Even then, history considers Salvi as the architect of the fountain.

It is made from the same material as calcium. The fountain is mostly made of travertine stone, a name that comes from the Latin “Tiber”.

The fairy tale of Trevi Fountain-

  • Why do people always throw coins in the fountain water and take pictures of themselves?
  • If you drop a coin: you will return to Rome.
  • If you throw two coins: you will fall in love with an attractive Italian.
  • If you throw three coins: You will marry the person you met.

How to Throw Your Coin Into Rome's Trevi Fountain

You need to throw the coin over your left shoulder with your right hand.

An interesting statistic is that according to 2006 data, about one million euros worth of coins are collected from the fountain every year.

What many don’t know is that the coins collected every night are given to an Italian charity called Caritas. Those in need in Rome are helped to buy groceries.

The crime of stealing coins from Troy. In the past, gangs of thieves stole coins from this fountain at night. In 2011, three people were caught using a hidden camera.

The fountain was used in several notable films, including Roman Holiday, Federico Fellini's La Dolls Vita, Three Coins, and The Lizzie McGuire Movie.

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