Trevi Fountain in Rome

Trevi Fountain in Rome

The Trevi Fountain in Rome is one of the most famous fountains in all the world. When I stopped in Rome recently that was easy to tell as I jostled for position just to grab a shot that didn’t include a stray arm or head from the hundreds of other tourists that surrounded me.

Even with so many people there the fountain really is a remarkable sight and well worth the effort to snap a photo. An interesting fact I learnt about while in Italy is that there is an estimated 3000 euros tossed into the fountain each day. That’s a fair pay day for a fountain that’s been around since 1762 don’t you think.

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3 Responses to Trevi Fountain in Rome

  1. A MONTREALER ABROAD (@AMONTREALER) October 21, 2012 at 7:12 PM #

    Actually, a big part of the daily 3000 euros is used to feed the homeless people of the area, too 😉

  2. KATE October 24, 2012 at 9:16 AM #

    We stayed just up from the Trevi Fountain when we were in Rome. Agree with you, it is lovely and must be seen, just a shame so many people are there trying to flog off roses and photos of you on their polaroids (and they’re soooo insistent!).

    The fountain is always busy too. We sat at a cafe just near the tunnel (just up from the fountain) and watched coach after coach unload massive groups of people who then wandered down to the fountain. We were there for around an hour and there had to be at least 12 or more coaches in that time… Bear in mind that those people are in addition to all the others visiting in walking groups and independently!

    Our hostel lady told us one previous guest wanted to get a photo with no one else there, so set his alarm to go down about 3am but when he got there it was free of people except for the workmen who’d drained it to clean it!

  3. TOM MILLER November 5, 2012 at 5:17 PM #

    I would love to see myself standing in front of the Trevi Fountain for several minutes and just admire its magnificent beauty. It is like being transported into the past.

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