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Trevi Fountain


Rome | Italy

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Rome's Trevi Fountain, a jewel of Baroque artistry, is a symbol of the city's rich history and artistic heritage. Alongside the famous above-ground structure, the lesser-known underground passages offer a unique glimpse into the ancient aqueducts that have supplied the fountain for centuries. Above, it’s a display of artistic splendor; below, a dive into the depths of Roman history. Top 3 highlights:
1 - Legends in Baroque: The Trevi Fountain, with its dramatic sculptures and cascading waters, is an emblematic sight in Rome. Designed by Nicola Salvi, the fountain features Oceanus, the god of water, amidst sea horses and tritons. According to legend, throwing a coin into the fountain ensures a return to Rome, making this a cherished ritual for visitors.
2 - Architectural Details: As you admire the fountain, notice the intricate details – the realism of the sculptures, the play of light on water, and the architectural harmony. The fountain’s design and its integration into the Palazzo Poli illustrate the Baroque era's grandeur and its emphasis on theatrical effects.
3 - Underground Vicus Caprarius: Beneath the bustling streets lies the Vicus Caprarius, also known as the "City of Water." This archaeological area, accessible to visitors, reveals the complex system of ancient Roman aqueducts. The underground tour offers an insight into how these aqueducts, particularly the Aqua Virgo, have been supplying water to the Trevi Fountain since ancient times. You’ll see ruins of Roman buildings and pathways, showcasing remnants of mosaics, amphorae, and other artifacts. It’s a journey that contrasts the grandeur of the fountain above with the historical engineering marvels below.
Visiting the Trevi Fountain is free and best experienced early in the morning or late at night to avoid crowds. For the underground Vicus Caprarius, tickets can be purchased at the site: vicuscaprarius.com/en/visits/
Photo by Francesco Bruno