Trevi Fountain

The Trevi fountain is the most famous fountain in Rome and can be found in the Trevi district of the eternal city.  It was designed by Nicola Salvi and completed by Pietro Bracci.

It is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and the most famous fountain in the world.  It has appeared in several notable films including Roman Holiday starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn.

Coins are purportedly meant to be thrown using the right hand over the left shoulder. This was the theme of 1954's Three Coins in the Fountain and the Academy Award-winning song by that name which introduced the picture.
An estimated 3,000 Euros are thrown into the fountain each day. The money has been used to subsidise a supermarket for Rome's needy, however, there are regular attempts to steal coins from the fountain. It also is illegal to steal coins from the Trevi Fountain.

 

The beautiful Trevi Fountain at night.