Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy
The Trevi Fountain or Fontana di Trevi is a fountain in the Trevi district of Rome, Italy. It's really hard to capture the magnitude and details of this piece in pictures. Gian Lorenzo Bernini was supposed to sketch and build the fountain but his sketches did not come to fruition, though some of his ideas served as inspiration for today's piece. Construction was started by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Pietro Bracci in 1762. The piece consists mostly of Travertine stone, not marble as most people believe.
The fountain is equally beautiful during the day and at night. At the crack of dawn, it is possible to get nice empty pictures. Around the square are a variety of pizza and gelato shops, along with a scattering of restaurants. The square overall is very busy during the day. Most people visit the fountain and throw a coin (right hand over the left shoulder) into the pool as they make a wish. Most people, myself included, wish to return to said fountain and Rome in due time.
Accessible by walking or train stations Spagna (10 min walk) or Barberini (7 min walk).
Piazza di Trevi, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
Coordinates: 41.9009° N, 12.4833° E
Cost & Admission
Free, open 24/7.
Food nearby surrounding the square. Pizza, gelato, and restaurants.
See the fountain, take pictures.
This is a very crowded place as it's a popular attraction. You can go early in the morning or late at night if you seek to avoid crowds. Otherwise, indulge in a gelato and soak in the views.