What Are 3 Facts About the Trevi Fountain?

What Are 3 Facts About the Trevi Fountain?
The Trevi Fountain is located in Rome, Italy. It is the most famous and most visited fountain in the historic city.
 

History

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.

 
 

Identification

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.

Features

The two statues alongside Neptune are Abundance and Health.

Fun Fact

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.

Famous Ties

The Trevi Fountain has been featured in many films, most famously in the Fellini film "La Dolce Vita."

 

Resources

Article Written By Hannah Winer

Hannah Winer is an after school teacher for elementary school students. She also tutors kindergarten through 8th-graders in reading and math. As a comparative literature major in college, Hannah furthered her love for writing about all subjects and developed meticulous research and analytical skills. Hannah knows that clear writing is the key to the successful communication of ideas, and she is passionate about teaching kids how to be strong writers and, just as important, readers.

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