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  Trevi Fountain, Rome
The fountain was created for Pope Clement XII between 1732 and 1751 by Nicolò Salvi, whose masterpiece it is. The fountain, 20m/65ft wide and 26m/85ft high, is built against the rear wall of the palace of the Dukes of Poli.
Fountain of Trevi in Rome is the largest fountain of the city.
Fountain of Trevi in Rome depicts a scene of the Ocean Kingdom with sea god Oceanus (Neptune), horses, tritons and shells.
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 Trevi Fountain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Trevi Fountain (Italian: Fontana di Trevi) is the largest — standing 25.9 meters (85 feet) high and 19.8 meters (65 feet) wide — and most ambitious of the Baroque fountains of Rome.
The Trevi Fountain was finished in 1762 by Giuseppe Pannini, who substituted the present bland allegories for planned sculptures of Agrippa and "Trivia", the Roman virgin.
A crowd at the Trevi Fountain in December 2004.
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 Trevi Fountain, Rome - Multimedia - ninemsn Encarta
Designed by Nicola Salvi and completed in the 18th century, the Trevi Fountain in Rome, is an example of high baroque design.
Statues of gods and horses adorn the fountain, and the two Tritons on either side of Neptune, the Roman god of the sea, seem ready to conduct Neptune's winged chariot over the water.
According to tradition, tossing a coin into the Trevi Fountain ensures a return visit to Rome.
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 Trevi fountain, monuments of Rome, monuments of Rome, Italy
The fountain was designed to show off the acqueduct of the Acqua Vergine built by Marco Vipsiano Agrippa in 19 b.C. to supply water to the thermal baths which he built close to the Pantheon.
The first fountain to take the waters of the Acqua Vergine was built in 1453 for pope Nicholas V, designed by Giovan Battista Alberti in the spot called "of the Trejo" and through the years it took the name of Trevi.
The fountain marked an important turn point for the town which for centuries had to use water taken from the Tiber river.
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 Major Fountains of Rome
The fountain and piazza is named after the five rabbinical schools that exist in the Ghetto.
Fountains of St. Peter's Square - located in St. Peter's Square, a matched ppair, one by Maderno (1614) (Fontana del C. Maderno), the other, on the northern side of the square, is by Bernini and was added later.
This fountain is built in the wall near the Vatican on Largo di Porta Cavalleggeri.
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 Hotel Trevi Fountain Rome - Teatro Pace Piazza Navona
There followed a succession of fountains but it was under Pope Clement XII that there was a competition for the design of this magnificent fountain.
Nicola Salvi won the competition and the Trevi Fountain was created, unfortunately for him he never saw the project completed as he died from poor health probably attributable to staying underground in a dark, damp grotto to oversee the construction work.
The fountain also figured in the film “3 coins in the fountain” which gave rise to the popular modern day legend which goes as follows: Basically your dreams and wishes will come true if you throw some coins into the fountain but, you have to do it properly or it won’t work.
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 Trevi - Figure of Neptune in the Fountain of Trevi
Sixtus IV had constructed near the fountain a large public washing-trough, and the whole composition was extremely simple and practical.
The Rome of Sixtus V and Paul V became too sumptuous for the old fountain, and as early as 1625 plans were made for its reconstruction.
The fountain was placed against the Poli Palace, and Salvi used for the sculptural part of the fountain Bernini's beautiful designs.
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 Romeguide : Trevi Fountain
It may or may not be the most beautiful fountain in Rome but it is without doubt the most famous.
The death of Pope Urban VIII brought work to a standstill and it was not until about a hundred years later that Clement XII entrusted the work to Nicola Salvi, who finished the undertaking between 1732 and 1751.
The fountain is highly symbolic with intellectual connotations.
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 Trevi Fountain- Rome, Italy - VirtualTourist.com
Trevi Fountain is the most famous fountain in the world, and not just because Anita Ekberg lifted up her gown to wade through its waters after dancing through the night streets with a white kitten in her arms.
The central figure of the fountain is Neptune riding a chariot in the shape of a shell.
The piazza that the fountain faces is quite small; the attached photo was taken by standing in a doorway as far as possible from the fountain.
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 Scene at Trevi Fountain - Interactivity - MSN Encarta
Water from the Acqua Vergine (one of the aqueducts originally built by the Romans to supply water to the city of Rome) flows through the 18th-century baroque Trevi Fountain.
Designed by Nicola Salvi, the fountain features a statue of Neptune, Roman god of the sea, standing in front of a high palace façade with a Roman-style triumphal arch in its center.
A well-known custom is to stand facing away from the fountain and throw a coin over the shoulder into the water to ensure one's return to Rome.
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 Rome Architecture — Fountains — Official Rome Travel Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
There are innumerable fountains in Rome, ranging from the monumental Trevi Fountain and Bernini's Fountain of the Rivers to the humble iron drinking fountains which can be seen everywhere.
This fountain has a namesake in the large but less imposing fountain that is the centerpiece in Piazza Trilussa, which was moved across the river from Via Giulia in 1898 when the Tiber's embankments were constructed.
When the fountain was first inaugurated, in 1927, it was connected to a large barrel of real wine instead of the aqueduct, to the joy of the inhabitants of the rione.
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Queen Christina of Sweden, seeing the fountain and thinking that it ran in her honor, modestly asked that it be switched off: "Ma'am," came the answer, "these waters run both day and night." The fountain water comes from within a building; the Palazzo Poli, owned and operated in its time by the Dukes of Poli.
Rome's inhabitants clustered, therefore, around the Tiber, and the growing city was grateful for the Trevi fountain as it spread to the east.
In time, the area around Trevi became a place of stylish residence again, its orchards and cottages replaced by palaces, which were eventually consolidated to form the Palazzo Poli, and by houses, most of which Bernini knocked over to make room for the fountain (though he never got to build it).
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 eTrav Pathways - Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Though the fountain was completed in 1751, its construction was actually begun in ancient times when a young maiden found a spring that intersected the three roads of Rome (the "tre vie"); and it pays homage to its pagan origins.
The immensity of the fountain, and the rush of the flow, show the power and force of water and nature.
The fountain often inspires visitors with a reverence for the sea and for the life that the sea gives - and instills the overwhelming desire to return and return to this wild and graceful seascape.
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 Rome Trevi Fountain, Fontana di Trevi
The Trevi Fountain: a miniature kingdom of water and of Mediterranean symbols
The Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi), Italy’s most famous fountain, was built in the back of Palazzo Poli, to make the square appear larger and more sumptuous.
The Fountain is a symbolic and fanciful celebration of the Mediterranean civilization.
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 Hotels in Rome near Trevi Fountain
The Fontana di Trevi or Trevi Fountain is the most famous and arguably the most beautiful fountain in all of Rome.
The Trevi fountain is at the ending part of the Aqua Virgo, an aqueduct constructed in 19 BC.
The water at the bottom of the fountain represents the sea.
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 Trevi Fountain, Rome, Sight-Seeing on your Holiday to Italy
The Trevi Fountain is the largest and most ambitious of the Baroque fountains of Rome.
The fountain at the juncture of three roads (tre vie) marks the terminal point of the Aqua Virgo, one of the ancient aqueducts that supplied water to Rome.
The Fontana di Trevi is the 'Three Coins in the Fountain' fountain, the one that drenched Anita Ekberg in Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita.
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 Trevi fountain
The fountain was built under Clement XII in 1732-1762 by the project of N.Salvi (finished after Salvi's death by Giuseppe Pannini), who's project was chosen among other 16.
The fountain occupies entire side of Palazzo Poli and is 20m wide and 26m high.
Previously here was a simple fountain by L.B.Alberti placed by Nicolas V to celebrate the realization of his project which consisted in reactivation of ancient aqueduct of Agrippa, Acqua Vergine, 20km long and bringing to Rome one of the purest waters in the world.
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 S. Maria in Trevi
The Fountain of Trevi was not yet fully completed at the time Vasi printed this plate, but he preferred to show it with all the statues already in place.
By comparing the plate with the actual fountain it is possible to notice that the two statues (Salubrity and Fecundity by Filippo della Valle) at the sides of the Neptune (by Pietro Bracci) do not match with those shown by Vasi.
Nicolo Salvi built the fountain on the back of Palazzo Poli (the Dukes of Poli were one of the branch of the Conti family), maybe based on a design by Bernini.
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 The Trevi Fountain and the Phaedrus
The Trevi fountain was built from 1732 to 1762, according to a design by Nicola Salvi, who won the competition for a design of a new fountain, by Clement XII.
A fountain was erected in the piazza in the time of Nicholas V, later to be demolished and replaced by another unfinished project for a new fountain by Bernini [2], which was later again demolished to make way for Salvi's fountain.
Salvi, in the Trevi founatin, was also influenced from Bernini, in his integration of Sculpture and Architecture in the fountain [4] (perhaps Pietro da Cortona's project for the Trevi also influenced him in that) [5].
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 Fountain of Trevi in Rome near Beverly Hotel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Trevi Fountain (or Fountain of Trevi) is doubtlessly the most famous fountain in Rome, this late Baroque fountain is celebrated for the legend that whoever drinks from it or throws a coin in the fountain, will assure his return to Rome.
The Fountain of Trevi was created by the architect Salvi in the 1732 under Pope Clemente XII, who continued work begun by Bernini about a hundred years before.
The Trevi Fountain symbolizes the legend of how water was brought into Rome beginning in 19 BC when Agrippa made the decision to build a long canal.This canal was called "Acqua Vergine" meaning virgin water.
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 Trevi Fountain, Fontana di Trevi Rome Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Across from the fountain it is possible to admire the lively facade of the Chiesa dei Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.
The fountain is the terminai part of the Vergine aqueduct built by Agrippa, a general of Augustus, in 19 B.C. to bring the water coming from the Salone springs, 19 km away, to Rome.
This is the aqueduct that supplies the water to the monumental fountains of the historic centre, from Piazza Navona to Piazza di Spagna.
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 Rome by Thais - Trevi, fontana
This is the most imposing, scenographic and artistically worthy of all fountains not only in Rome.
When, at the beginning of 1730, Pope Clemente XII decided to substitute the beautiful fountian designed by Leon Battista Alberti in 1453 with one of imposing majesty, he invited the best artists of that time to present their projects.
The fountain was inaugurated on the 22nd May 176.
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 Hotel King Rome - The Trevi Fountain Rome
Trevi Fountain Rome - Throw a coin in the fountain and you are sure to return....
The Trevi Fountain or Fontana di Trevi is known the world over as the fountain where Anita Ekberg cooled off in Fellini's La Dolce Vita.
Nowadays anybody caught in the fountain is liable to be arrested as happened to a group of English Supporters who decided it was a great place to have a swim (in March).
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 CNN.com - Rome restricts La Dolce Vita - August 12, 2002
Fines of up to 500 euros ($485) will be imposed for bathing in the baroque Trevi fountain and up to 100 euros for bathing in some of the city's other, less well-visited fountains.
In 1994 a high court decision ruled that taking coins out of the fountain was no more illegal than throwing them in -- and the only thing illegal was to actually jump in the fountain.
The Trevi, built in 1762, is one of the most famous tourist sights in Rome and is dominated by a giant figure of the sea god Neptune on a winged chariot.
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 CNN.com - Fountain ban angers coin fisher - July 31, 2002
Since a 1994 high court decision ruled that taking coins out of the fountain was no more illegal than throwing them in, the only thing Cercellettadoes that conflicts with the law is jump in the fountain.
Police, who are on duty at the fountain 24 hours a day, say they stop him almost every day for jumping into the water and issue him with a standard fine of 516 euros, but because he is homeless and unemployed, he gets away without paying.
One of the most famous tourist sights in Rome, the Trevi Fountain was built in 1762 and is dominated by a giant figure of the sea god Neptune on a winged chariot.
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