The Garden Landscape Guide

Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain takes its name from being at the meeting point of three roads (tre vie). It was at the end point of an aqueduct and the Roman custom of building a fountain at the end of an aqueduct was revived. The fountain adjoins Palazzo Poli. A competition for design led to the appointment of Nicola Salvi and the fountain was built 1732-62. The theme is Taming of the waters, realised through a brilliant composition of architecture, rockwork, sculpture and waterworks.The fountain dominates the piazza which is treated by visitors as an outdoor theatre.

Fontana di Trevi, Rome, Lazio, Italy

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  • about 5 years by Anonymous 1 / 5

    Beautiful, but this is not a garden!
  • about 8 years by Adam Hodge 3 / 5

    Although it is debatable if it could be called a 'garden' the feature is awesome. Best visit it very early in the morning before all the tourists arrive and create a crowd .

    If you want to stay on the square facing the fountain try Fontana Hotel, and insist on a room with a view !!

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Trevi Fountain, Italy Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Trevi Fountain, Rome Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Trevi Fountain at Night Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge