The Trevi Fountain is one of the must-see wonders in Rome. Whether you’re an art lover or not, visiting the Trevi Fountain is a unique experience that we highly recommend: at nearly 20 meters wide and 26 meters high, it is Rome's large stand most famous fountain, not to mention one of the most beautiful monuments in the whole world. Standing before it in person is a truly unforgettable moment.
The fountain, as we know and love it today, was completed in the 18thcentury. It was designed by Nicola Salvi, who basedit on sketches by Bernini, and was then continued by his successor, Giuseppe Pannini, who inaugurated it on Sunday 22 May 1762. The late Baroque style was created with marble, travertine, plaster, and metal, and the fountainis fed by one of the oldest aqueducts in Rome. It depicts Oceanus on a chariot drawn by sea horses and tritons, which represent the varying temperament of the sea. One horse is docile and calm, while the other is wild and agitated.
The Trevi Fountain and the Hotel Gregoriana
There are many stories and legends surrounding Rome’s most famous fountain, probably the best known is the tradition of tossing in a coin. Legend says that throwing a coin over your shoulder, with your back to the fountain and your eyes closed, will not only bring you good luck but will also ensure your return to our beautiful Eternal City. Here at Hotel Gregoriana, our hotel near the Trevi Fountain, we are always ready to provide all the information you need: atjust a 10-minute walk from the Trevi Fountain, we’re proud to say that we know it very well!