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Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountain

 

Trevi Fountain (Piazza di Trevi, Rome) – tapping into a water source from the Ancient Roman period (the Aqua Virgo aqueduct), this fountain was actually completed in 1762 by Nicola Salvi, making it the largest and most famous Baroque fountain in Rome. The fountain’s central figures are Neptune (God of the sea), flanked by two Tritons. One struggles to master a very unruly “sea horse”, the other leads a far more docile animal — symbolizing the two contrasting moods of the sea.

Nowadays, it’s a major tourist attraction, and became a setting of various Hollywood films over the years, such as Federico Fellini’s 1960 movie “La Dolce Vita” (with a famous scene of blonde actress Anita Ekberg seductively splashing in the fountain’s waters). In 2013, the Italian fashion house Fendi financed its restoration.