In Photos: Trevi Fountain Facts

The Trevi Fountain is the reason I wanted to see more of the world.

I saw an image of the Trevi Fountain on Google Images and was immediately intrgued.

It’s huge. Look at the detail. That’s not like any other fountain I’ve seen.

I remember I was eating ice cream as I tried to find the Trevi Fountain (before Google Maps when I had to use a physical map). I turned the corner and the Trevi Fountain was in front of me.

The Trevi Fountain is even bigger in person, the pictures don’t do it justice.

What happens if you throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain?

Legend has it throwing a coin into the Trevi Fountain guarantees you a return! I did this of course. And haven’t returned and that was 10 years ago!

How much money is thrown into Rome’s Trevi Fountain every day?

According the Mayor of Rome, €4,000 (£3,600) in coins are thrown into the Trevi Fountain every day! Hard to believe that much money is thrown into the fountain, but I guess it shows you how many people visit every day!

Can you drink from the Trevi Fountain?

I wouldn’t advise drinking from the fountain, that’s not it’s purpose! I’m sure they put chemicals into the water to keep the fountain clean all year round. There are more than 2,000 actual drinking water fountains around Rome you can use too.

How old is the Trevi Fountain?

The Trevi Fountain was designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvand finished in 1762.

Why is it called the Trevi Fountain?

The name Trevi Fountain is due to its location – at the junction of three streets. It’s suggested Trevi is taken from the Latin for three streets – trivium