The most famous fountain in Europe, if not the world, the Trevi Fountain is another Rome must-see. Just at the edge of the Spanish Steps neighborhood, it’s within a 10-minute walk from our four boutique hotels in Rome. Although it’s famous for its Baroque style, the Trevi Fountain’s roots go back to the 1st century B.C. and Rome’s first emperor, Augustus. It was through this area that he constructed the “Virgin Aqueduct” to bring water to central Rome.
After barbarians sacked Rome and the city’s aqueducts failed, the Virgin Aqueduct was the only one that kept running. So, in the 18th century, the Pope built a grand fountain as thanks. The result—today’s Trevi Fountain—took architect Niccolo’ Salvi 30 years to build. The fountain might be most famous for being the spot where Anita Ekberg and Marcello Mastroianni frolicked in Fellini’s 1960 film La Dolce Vita.
In the evening, take a passeggiata from Babuino 181, Mario dei’ Fiori 37, or Margutta 19 to visit the lit-up Trevi Fountain. And don’t forget to throw in your three coins to ensure your return to Rome.
Piazza di Trevi 00187 Roma Italy
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