The largest Baroque fountain in the city and the most beautiful in the world. A fantastic work of art that is much more than a mere sculpture.
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The Trevi Fountain is certainly the most spectacular and the most famous among the fountains in Rome.
Built during the celebrations for the restoration of a large Roman aqueduct built by Agrippa from around the 20 BC.
Son of Octavian Augustus, Agrippa, was a practicing architect ( his name is written in the Pantheon ).
The aqueduct was long more than twenty kilometers, almost all subway.
The aqueduct function was to feed the baths of Campio Marzio and completed by the same Agrippa.
Throughout its history, the aqueduct was more times damaged, especially by the Goths and 537.
We have news of renovations already from the VIII century.
Trevi Fountain History
Located near the Quirinale, the old Papal Residence, reaches our eyes after a number of centuries-term jobs.
In 1640 Pope Urbano VII Instructs Bernini to turn the square into a fountain to adorn the Barberini Palace, and at the same Quirinale, which offers a view of the fountain.
In 1644, because of the death of Pope Urbano VII, Bernini had to suspend its work, as the new elected Pope, Innocent X, the process the Barberini family.
After Bernini, the fountain was neglected, until the design of Nicola Salvi.
He thought to a large bathtub decorated with a travertine cliff and animated statues, the most important of which is the Neptune of Tietro Bracci and two allegorical figures by Filippo della Valle.
The background is the Poli Palace and a triumphal arch, containing Neptune.
In 1742 Nicola Salvi gave life to a work made of gold and fine marbles, late Baroque masterpiece.
In poor health, he had to refuse many requests, including the waiver to be the architect of the Italian Royal Family and the designed of the Royal Palace of Caserta.
During the Renaissance, the fountains play an important role in the urban aspect.
Their main task was to beautify the buildings nearby and placing artistic elements inside the squares.
The sponsors fountains were the more upper classes family, in addition to the Popes and the Curia, who commissioned fountains for the palaces and gardens.
Made by architects which was asked more and more developing, involved continuous research from a technological point of view and artistic.
Reaching the excellence of Giacomo della Porta, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, with which the fountains become veritable works of art of the XVIII century.
In Fellini's icon masterpiece "La Dolce Vita", Anita Ekberg in a sinuous black dress dips into the fountain calling Marcello Mastroianni.
When speaking of the Trevi Fountain is virtually immediate think of the coin to be launched into the water from behind while you make a wish.
An inevitable ritual that every tourist and visitor also repeated several times, but this monument is so much more.
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