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5 facts and legends about the Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain is a tourist hotspot in Rome. Definitely one to check off any sightseeing list. Just make sure you toss a coin in the fountain before you leave! Here's why, plus some other facts about this world-famous fountain.

A coin over the shoulder

The old tradition goes that tossing a coin over your shoulder into the fountain will ensure a safe return to Rome. Two coins will bring you love. And three... wedding bells!

The fountain is charitable

The fountain is now swept every day, and on average €3000 is collected! The proceeds go to a Catholic charity called Caritas.

Don't take coins from the fountain!

This is no myth. Not only is it thought of as bad luck, it's illegal! Don't risk the wrath of the gods, or the nearby security guards!

One of Rome's oldest water sources

Built in ancient Rome, the fountain connected three paths of the Aqueduct carrying water around the city. This is how the fountain got its name: three streets - 'tre vie.'

Photo: Benson Kua @Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

It's huge!

The fountain is 85 feet tall and almost 65 feet wide! Massive amounts of water spill over the sides every day! Sensibly, the water is now recycled back into the fountain.

Trevi Fountain: Our Tips

When should I visit?

Of course you can visit this famous site at any time of the year, however, a warm summer evening is an ideal time. Note that the Fountain is currently undergoing restoration and is partly obscured by scaffolding. Be prepared to see it in its fully restored glory at the end of 2016.

Are there tours avaliable?

There are a great many tours of Rome - walking and otherwise - which include the Trevi Fountain as part of their city-wide sojourn. It's well worth it to become more familiar with the city and its deep history.

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    Come take a gander any time of day or night.
  • What is the price?
  • Will I need a guide?
    It's not necessary, but recommended for those who delight in historical facts and stories.
  • How to get there
    *On your feet! This is a primary attraction in the city center, close to most hotels and other attractions. *
  • Additional tips
    Police guard the Fountain 24 hours a day. If you get tempted to do a Dolce Vita-move, resist, or you'll get fined.

What People Are Saying About Trevi Fountain

our guide was fantastic and full of knowledge

we would have never been able to learn as much about Rome if we did not go on this tour.
Skip the Line: Colosseum and Rome Walking Tour Reviewed by Cathleen, 10/17/2016

A great experience that's well worth doing

A great Segway experience with Olef. Taught us to ride the Segway then expertly guided us around the amazing city of Rome. His knowledge of Rome is to be applauded and his delivery was great too. A really great and fun way to see thus amazing city.

Informative . friendly. Outstanding magnifico thank you Giuseppe!.

We had a wonderful time and the best way to see Rome We definitely would recommend Giuseppe! Thanks again
Skip the Line: Colosseum and Rome Walking Tour Reviewed by Louisa, 10/07/2016

14 Newbies learned how to ride and had lots of fun!

14 people who had never been on a Segway were quickly and very competently taught how to ride one safely and effectively, then set off for a fun guided tour of ancient Rome with good explanations along the route from excellent guides. Pretty soon, we were all zipping around like we had been born on these machines. We all had a wonderful and informative evening together.
Rome by Night on Segway Reviewed by Dick, 10/06/2016

Awesome! really good fun, Rome by night and lightening. Wow!

Rome by night, spectacular and safe. Segway easy to use. You are looked after really well.
Rome by Night on Segway Reviewed by Frances, 09/21/2016

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