Trevi Roman Fountain at Night, Italy
1. Where is the Trevi Fountain located?
The Trevi Fountain is located in Rome, Italy, Europe. It is exactly located in the Piazza di Trevi in the Trevi district.
2. When was the Trevi Fountain built?
The first Fontana the Trevi was first built in the 15th century, but as we know it today it wasn’t built until 1762.
3. What is the Trevi Fountain?
The Trevi fountain is a baroque fountain in Rome, Italy. It is the largest fountain in Italy and the most famous in the world. It is superimposed on a façade of the Palazzo Poli and depicts Tritons guiding Oceanus’ shell chariot, taming hippocampi or sea-horses.
4. How old is the Trevi fountain?
The Trevi fountain, Rome was completed in the 18th century, in 1762, so it is about two and a half centuries old.
5. How do you say Trevi fountain in Italian?
Fontana di Trevi, pronounced FonTAHnuh dee TRAYvee.
6. Who made the Trevi fountain?
The Trevi Fountain was designed by the Roman Italian architect Nicola Salvi and Giuseppe Pannini and the sculptor Pietro Bracci had the honor of completing the fountain after his death.
7. Who designed the Trevi fountain?
8. Who sculpted the Trevi fountain?
Giovanni Battista Maini and Pietro Bracci are the best known sculptors but at least ten sculptors worked in the sculptural works until its final completion.
9. Why is the Trevi fountain famous?
This is a hard one as it is rather subjective and we asked ourselves the same every time we visited the fountain of Trevi. There isn’t one single fact that explains this as Rome is full of monuments and art that are just as beautiful.
Perhaps the fact that it is the biggest fountain of Italy and it is located in Rome, one of the most unique cities in the world. Perhaps because of the splendor of its statues located in a small, cozy piazza. Perhaps the refreshing, calming view of the water attracts the exhausted tourist after a full day of visiting ancient Roman monuments.
But perhaps it is Georgina Masson that gives us the most plausible and profound explanation in her book The Companion Guide to Rome.
Masson says that at first it is strange to find such a large, exuberant fountain in such a small space. However she continues:
[…] it is precisely to this apparent disproportion that it owes much of its effect.
[…] although the fountain is world-famous, we enjoy the sensation of sudden revelation. This is the secret of its charm […]
Finally, another reason that has helped make it famous could be the playful coin throwing.
10. What is the Trevi fountain famous for?
Its superb sculptures and the baroque composition as a whole in a unique scenario and unique city. See also the previous answer.
How to get to Trevi Fountain?
Here is a street map of the Fontana di Trevi area for you. The nearest metro stop is Barberini (A Line). You can visit the Fountain any time of day or night and it’s free. At nice it’s beautifully lit. If you want to avoid the crowds, get up early and if it’s fall/autumn or winter you could have the Piazza di Trevi and the Fountain all to yourself.
By the way, the Trevi Roman Fountain is within walking distance of the popular Piazza Navona, in case you want to visit it the same day.