Rome

Trevi Fountain

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Via delle Muratte,
Rome,

Italy,
00187.

Flocks of tourist visiting the Eternal City come to throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain in the Campo Marzio neighborhood. This famous fountain was designed by Nicolo Salvi and completed in 1762; it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and is a supreme example of the style. Oceanus reigns triumphant from a seashell chariot while his sons, the Tritons, lead hippocamps. One hippocamp is calm while the other is restless, a reflection of the sea's tempestuous moods. Just after sunset, the crowds tend to thin out.