Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Fontana di Trevi

Fontana di Trevi, Trevi Fountain, Rome
Fontana di Trevi (Trevi Fountain)
Piazza di Trevi
Rome, May 2012

“Tucked away in a tiny piazza and almost always surrounded by jostling crowds, the fountain's creamy travertine gleams beneath powerful torrents of water and constant camera flashes. It's a magnificent rococo extravaganza of rearing sea horses, conch-blowing tritons, craggy rocks and flimsy trees, erupting in front of the wall of Palazzo Poli. Nobody can quite remember when the custom started of tossing coins in to the waters (as celebrated in Three Coins in a Fountain, with its Oscar-winning ditty). The city council made such a poor job of collecting the coins that for 30 years a self-appointed collector waded in every morning and saved them the trouble. Now the money goes to the Red Cross.”
(Fontana di Trevi, Time Out Rome)


cieldequimper said...

Been there twice, never threw a penny into it. Perhaps I should have.

Dina said...

I first got to know and love the music The Fountains of Rome when I was 14. And I am STILL waiting for my chance to see the Fountain of Trevi.