Did you know, Coins from the Trevi Fountain help save the Homeless in Rome. Was surprised to see many homeless people in Italy.
Although the Trevi Fountain is one of the oldest water sources in Rome today it has become a landmark for good luck seekers and tourists!
Did you know that The beautiful Trevi fountain was built at the end point of the alley at the junction of three roads. These three streets (tre vie) give the Trevi Fountain its name, the Three Street Fountain in Rome? As I threw my coins in I kept wishing for World peace and a greener planet. The atmosphere around this spot is absolutely energetic. You feel alive.
he fountain dates back to ancient Roman times, since the construction of the Aqua Virgo water ducts in 19 B.C. that provided water to the Roman baths and the fountains of central Rome.
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.
The Trevi Fountain is a fountain located in the Trevi district in Rome, and can easily be reached by buses and cars although you would have to park atleast ten minutes away to walk into this alley which cradles the heavenly piece of artectural beauty. Its designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Giuseppe Pannini. Standing 26.3 metres (86 ft) high and 49.15 metres (161.3 ft) wide, 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 eponymous Three Coins in the Fountain, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Sabrina Goes to Rome and Roman Holiday.
You may also choose to stay close to the fountain which offer many hotels and restaurants.
All I know is am sure going back to Rome someday to continue my architectural tour. Rome offers so much ch history lessons,it sure is the cradle of civilization!