How much did it cost to build the Trevi Fountain?

How much did it cost to build the Trevi Fountain?

The historic Trevi Fountain in Rome reopened its green waters to the public on Tuesday, following a 17-month renovation that cost roughly 2.2 million euros ($2.4 million). Fendi, a Rome-based fashion business, financed the project and announced their involvement in the restoration in January 2013. The fountain's three figures, which include those of Apollo, Mars, and Neptune, were created by Italian sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini between 1656 and 1667.

Trevi Fountain is one of the most famous landmarks in Rome and its reopening was well received by tourists and locals alike. The fountain was originally built as part of the Grand Canal in 1592 but was moved to its current location in 1750. Over the years, it has become synonymous with true love and miracles, due to some relationships said to exist between visitors and fishermen who pray for good catches near the fountain.

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How often is the Trevi Fountain emptied?

Once a week for three weeks. Around EUR8000 is collected three times a week (on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8am–9am when the fountain is closed to the public for cleaning and coin removal) and given to the poor from the Trevi Fountain (around $1.26 million yearly). The money comes from visitors who pay a small fee to throw coins into the fountain. If you don't have any change on you, there are vending machines where you can buy coins.

The fountain was built in 1556 by Antonio da San Gallo as a tribute to Mary Magdalene. It originally contained more than 7500 pounds of bronze and was about 30 feet wide and 22 feet deep. But after two centuries of use, the fountain is now only 3 feet wide and 9 inches high because most of the water has been drained off for protection against pollution.

Although it is not visible from the street, the fountain's basin is actually located under the sidewalk between Via del Corso and Via di Ponte Mammolo in central Rome. During the day, people sit on the curb or stand on the opposite side of the street to watch the tourists throw coins into the fountain. At night, the area is crowded with prostitutes who seek out wealthy men standing in line at the Trevi Fountain waiting to toss them a coin.

What is so special about the Trevi Fountain?

The Trevi Fountain is one of Rome's oldest water sources. The fountain goes back to the construction of the Aqua Virgo Aqueduct in 19 B.C., which supplied water to the Roman baths and fountains of central Rome.... The original aqueduct was replaced in 1882 by a new one that still supplies water to the city.

People come from all over the world to see the Trevi Fountain in Rome. Constructed between 1656 and 1667, it is one of the most beautiful examples of Baroque architecture in Italy. The fountain was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini for the Acqua Vergine (Virgin Water) reservoir in central Rome. It consists of three parts: the basin, the figure of Neptune, and the four horses facing each direction to provide water to the North, South, East, and West.

The basin is octagonal with eight equidistant arches supporting it on pedestals. Above the archways are figures of children holding up baskets full of fruit or flowers. These are supposed to represent streams of water flowing into the reservoir. In the middle, there is a large stone statue of Neptune discharging a thunderbolt into the sky. He is flanked by two other statues of boys holding shells as symbols of sea power.

In which city would you find the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain?

The Trevi Fountain is located in the heart of Rome, around 1.6 kilometers (19 minutes walk) from the Colosseum.

The address is Piazza di Trevi 76, 00187 Roma.

Trevi Fountain is a beautiful fountain in Piazza di Trevi in Rome, Italy. The fountain was built between 1613 and 1646 by Gian Lorenzo Bernini for the Agnelli family who owned the land where the fountain stands. The original design of the fountain was by Pietro Torrigiano and it was to be completely covered in bronze when finished but only the base with the armature of the figure pouring water out of an urn is made of bronze today. The statue at the top of the fountain is that of a woman called "La Madonna del Rosario" ("The Madonna of the Holy Rosary"). She was designed by Giambattista Bustelli and is dated 1720.

Every day at about 5:30 p.m., people come to drink from the fountain's four large bowls-it is said that if you drink from any one of them, you will eventually return to Rome.

What is the Trevi Fountain famous for?

The Trevi Fountain, Italian Fontana di Trevi, is a fountain in Rome that is regarded a late Baroque masterpiece and is possibly the most well-known of the city's many fountains. It was planned by Nicola Salvi and finished in 1762 by Giuseppe Pannini. The central figure on top of the fountain is Neptune, with his trident and wearing a Roman toga, standing on a shell marked "Italy". He is flanked by four figures representing the Four Seasons: Spring (love) Summer (joy), Autumn (grief), Winter (sadness).

It is located in the center of Piazza di Trevi in the Palazzo Poli region of Rome. The piazza was named after the Poli family, who owned the palace before it was acquired by the government of Italy in 1919. The fountain has been called Italy's largest marble sculpture.

The original statue in the fountain was made of bronze and was designed by Giambattista Bustelli. It showed the Greek god Neptune holding a trident and standing on a shell marked "Italy", which was supposed to represent the new country. In 1797 the French army under Napoleon invaded Italy and took the statue back to France as part of their plunder. It was later placed in the Jardin des Plantes in Paris where it still stands today.

How much money is in the Trevi Fountain?

Every day, an estimated 3,000 euros are tossed into the fountain. A total of EUR1.4 million (USD 1.5 million) was poured into the fountain in 2016. The funds were utilized to finance a grocery for the poor of Rome. Attempts to take coins from the fountain, however, are common, despite the fact that doing so is banned.

The fountain itself is one of the most famous sights in Rome. It was built in 1556 by Gian Lorenzo Bernini for the emperor Maximilian II as a tribute to his wife Maria Magdalena de' Medici. The sculpture group in the center of the fountain depicts "The Three Graces" with their gifts: Beauty, Wisdom, and Wealth. These figures come from a series of sculptures called "The Ages of Man" created by various artists over time for various patrons. The original sculptor of the "Three Graces" is not known.

Maximilian's wife was a great fan of the arts and humanities, which is why the fountain is decorated with various sculptures by different artists. Each piece was selected by her husband who wanted to show what kind of woman she was: beautiful, wise, and rich. The Latin inscription on the fountain reads "A gift for a queen", which is how she is remembered today.

The statue in the center of the fountain is that of a young man who represents Youth. He is holding out a crown toward the three women who are standing beside him.

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