The Trevi Fountain was the final part of the aqueduct called Aqua Virgo, which was built in 19 B.C. Nicola Salvi, a Roman architect, completed the fountain in 1762 after about 20 years of work.
Neptune, the god of the sea, is the focal point of the Trevi Fountain. His shell-shaped chariot is dragged by two sea horses. Each sea horse has a different personality, representing the unpredictable nature of the sea.
The two statues alongside Neptune are Abundance and Health.
One legend says that if you turn your back to the Trevi Fountain and toss a coin in, you will return to the city of Rome. Each day $3,500 is tossed into the fountain.
The Trevi Fountain has been featured in many films, most famously in the Fellini film "La Dolce Vita."
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