The Trevi Fountain began as a humble water outlet, the end of the Aqua Virgo aqueduct built in 19 BC to bring water to Roman Baths. The name comes from its location at the junction of three roads ("tre vie"). Around 1735, Pope Clement XII commissioned Niccolo Salvi to design the fountain we still love today.
Travelers should note that the Trevi Fountain is currently under restoration until late 2015. A walkway above the central portion of the fountain will allow you to catch a glimpse of the ongoing work. Water will be drained during the process, but you'll still be able to cast your coins into the fountain for luck.
The Trevi Fountain is located in the Trevi Square (Piazza di Trevi) on the via del Tritone. It is not far from the Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona in the heart of Rome. Good coffee and gelato is to be found in the cafes surrounding the square, but beware of the men offering red roses; they are relentless in their insistence on being paid.
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