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The Fontana di Trevi is another one of those places hugely popular with tourists. It is in a small square not far from the Pantheon and in the early morning the surrounding buildings cast a shadow over the fountain. By the time the sun has risen high enough to light the fountain directly, so have the tourists and the square is often packed. The Trevi fountain is also very popular at night, and lit up looks magical.
At almost 30m high and 20m wide, the Fontana di Trevi is the largest and most ambitious Baroque fountain project in
Other fountains existed here before the Trevi Fountain. In 1629 Pope Urban VIII decided that the existing one was inadequate and Pietro da Cortona had the idea of including it into the façade of the building. The project was abandoned but then revived in 170 by Pope Clement.
The eventual design is by Nicola Salvi who oversaw the building until excessive time among the mists the project created killed him. A sort of Baroque building accident. It is built at the end of the Aqua Virgo aqueduct, which supplied
People stand back to the fountain and throw coins into the Trevi Fountain, which is meant to ensure your return to
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