Trevi Fountain is the biggest one and one of the most famous
Fountains in Rome. Planned by Nicolò Salvi, it
is an union of classicism and baroque a side of Poli Palace.
The topic of the sculpture is sea. The scenography is dominated
by a coach, of shell shape on which there is the great statue
of the Pietro Bracci Ocean, placed side by side in the lateral
niches with the statues of Healthiness and Abundance, Filippo
della Valle work; the coach is hauled from small sea horses,
preceded by tritons. In the fountain, baroque sculpture and
architecture are perfectly linked, in an evocative aquatic
A known tradition wants that you throw a coin in the fountain
turning the shoulders, because in this way you will surely
return in the city. The coins, daily kept, are addressed from
the Common of Rome to charity works.
It has been deeply restored in 1998, when it has been cleaned
up and it has been modernized and the hydraulic system was