The Trevi Fountain is the largest and among of the most famous fountains in Rome, as well as one of the most popular all over the world.The theme of this masterpiece is the sea. The fountain is an example of perfect fusion between Baroque sculpture and architecture.
From your B&B in Rome early in the morning is the best time to visit Fontana di Trevi. According to legend you will return to Rome if you throw a coin into the fountain - the right way to do this is to turn your back to it and toss it over your shoulder.
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THE WATER OF LOVE: According to another legend, a girl whose beloved leaves for the military service or for work will be ensure his eternal love if she gives him a glass filled with water from the fountain, and after he drinks she breaks the glass, so that he’ll never forget about her.
THE LOVERS’ LITTLE FOUNTAIN: Another way of promising eternal love is to drink at the Lovers’ little fountain, located on the right side, by the Ace of Cups. The lovers just need to drink together to be faithful to each other for the rest of their lives.
TREVI FOUNTAIN AND THE MOVIES: Even the movie world couldn’t remain unaffected by the magnificence of the Trevi Fountain. The movie "Fontana di Trevi" was shot in 1964 by Carlo Campogalliani (script by Federico Zardi).
The monument is also featured in of the most famous Italian movies: "La Dolce Vita" by Federico Fellini, where Anita Ekberg plunges in the Fountain and invites Marcello Mastroianni to do the same.
Trevi fountain had previously been featured in the American movie "Three coins in the fountain" (the fountain the title refers to is indeed Trevi Fountain).
In ‘"Totòtruffa 62" Totò tries to sell the fountain to a gullible tourist, including all copyrights on the pictures taken by other tourists, leading to a number of gags and misunderstandings.