Featured in countless TV shows and films, the Trevi Fountain is one of the most easily recognizable Rome attractions. No Rome sightseeing trip is complete without making a wish at this beautiful, 18th-century masterpiece. So, why not enjoy the Trevi Fountain tours as part of your classic Roman itinerary? Get ready to toss a coin and change your fate at the most famous fountain in the world.
Plan ahead. The Trevi Fountain draws visitors at all times of the day and even during the wee hours of the night. For a chance at a photograph without tourists in it, come just before sunrise.
Hello, again. If you really want to fully enjoy the Trevi Fountain, then you should probably visit it twice during your Rome tour - once during the day and once while it’s all lit up at night!
No Horseplay. Be careful while enjoying the Trevi Fountain. An ill-advised selfie that accidentally ends with you belly-flopping into the water can cost you hundreds of dollars in fines.
The baroque Fountain was built at the junction of three roads, or tre vie. That’s where the fountain got its name. The fountain is featured in several TV shows and films, like Roman Holiday, Three Coins in the Fountain, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Eat, Pray, Love, and Sabrina Goes to Rome.
The spot on which the Trevi Fountain currently sits has a history that goes all the way back to 19 B.C. The fountain marks the spot where one of the oldest aqueducts in Rome once ended. Commissioned by Pope Clement XII and designed by Nicola Salvi, the Trevi Fountain, like many fountains, is said to grant wishes if you make a monetary offering. Pope Clement helped fund the Trevi Fountain’s construction by approving a government-sponsored lottery to extract money from gamblers within Rome’s citizenry.
Simply turn your back to the fountain and throw the coin over your left shoulder with your right hand. Then, turn back around and enjoy the gorgeous, highly detailed façade for the remainder of your Trevi Fountain trip.
The best time to visit Trevi Fountain is between April and May. You’ll experience less crowding than would during the summer and the days are definitely milder than the dog days of the summer months. Taking a Trevi Fountain trip during the winter means you’ll encounter fewer tourists. But there’s some risk that the Trevi Fountain could be partially obscured due to restorations and repairs.
You can simply walk to Trevi Fountain after checking out the Spanish Steps as the distance between these two Rome attractions is less than a mile. Otherwise, you can take a taxi and get dropped off very close to the fountain. Alternatively, buses present a cost-effective, safe option. You can take Bus No. 71, 62, 85, or 160, all of which stop very close to Trevi Fountain. By Metro, you’ll need to take either the A or B line and the commuter trains that stop near the Trevi Fountain - FL2, FL4, FL5, and R.
The legend has that throwing a coin in the Trevi Fountain will ensure your return to Rome. As per another legend, throwing three coins will ensure that you will marry the person you want.
No, you can’t get into the Trevi Fountain and if you do, you will be levied a hefty fine of €500 so avoid all costs.
No, you don’t need a ticket to visit Trevi Fountain. It is outdoors and accessible to everyone.
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