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Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi)

Fontana di Trevi © Gabriel Rinaldi
Fontana di Trevi © Gabriel Rinaldi

The tiny Piazza di Trevi has been immortalised through this fountain built for Pope Clement XII. Arguably the most famous and most beautiful fountain in all of Rome, it's also the largest Baroque fountain in the city. The fountain marks the terminal point of an ancient aqueduct that supplied Rome for more than four hundred years. Tossing a coin over your shoulder into the water with your back turned is supposed to guarantee a return trip to Rome. This well-known myth has ensured that thousands of euros are thrown into the fountain every day. The money is used for charitable projects so visitors are at least supporting a good cause.

Address: Piazza di Trevi

Website: www.trevifountain.net/