Rome: Trevi Underground Experience
- Duration options: 30 minutes - 3 hours
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.
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 now swept every day, and on average €3000 is collected! The proceeds go to a Catholic charity called Caritas.
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!
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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is a small underground place filled with some artifacts. if u happened to be at the trivia fountain. u can drop by and visit if you are interested in ancient civil engineering.. the staff at the counter is very professional and trying her best to service everyone .
This was one of the best tours I took in Rome. The e-bikes were a lot of fun and the guide was great. The food and wine was excellent too!
Damiano was a really entertaining tour guide and knew a lot. Also very nice to be able to talk about football with him!
Comprehensive audio guide, interesting route, courteous and attentive staff.
Practical and gives you houndreds of ideas for following days