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The Trevi fountain


The Trevi Fountain is the largest and one of the most notable Fountains of Rome; is unanimously considered one of the most famous fountains in the world.
Construction of the fountain, designed by Nicholas Salvi and addossata beside lesser of Palazzo Poli, at the Piazza di Trevi, began in 1732 under Clement XII, was inaugurated under Clement XIII in 1762.
The theme of the sculpture is the sea, in the prospectus me 20 off 26 m high artifice and nature blend in the representation of the cliff and vegetation petrified on the basis of the building until the tank that represents the sea. At the heart of the rocky base colossal statue of the god Neptune (Ocean) is dragged by a coach in the shell from two marine winged horses, a iroso and other peaceful reference to the different characteristics of nature, led by as many Tritoni, a young and a mature reference to the different age; niches in the side are statues of Salubrit? and dell'Abbondanza (allusion to the beneficial effects of pure).

The intention of Salvi was to represent the history of Water Virgin, the aqueduct that still feeds. The aqueduct was built by Agrippa (son dell'imperatore Augusto) to get running water until Pantheon and its spas, the Virgin name was given in memory of a girl (in Latin virgo), which indicated the place Sources of the soldiers who went in search.

Curiosities

  • A legend says that tourists who toss a coin in the fountain, turned from behind, certainly return to visit the eternal city. The coins, collected daily, are intended by the Municipality of Rome to charitable works. In
  • Tototruffa 62 Toto try to sell the fountain to a sprovveduto and oblivious tourist, and with it the copyright for all pictures taken by other tourists.
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