Statue on the Trevi Fountain by Giuseppe Pannini, Nicola Salvi

Also known as the Italian Fontana di Trevi

Year: 1762Artist: Categories: ,

Designed by Nicola Salvi and completed by Giuseppe Pannini in 1762 after Salvi’s death, the Trevi Fountain in Rome is a late-Baroque masterpiece. This huge fountain stands over 25M high and is 50M wide. 

At the center of the fountain is Pietro Bracci’s statue of Oceanus, standing atop a chariot that’s accompanied by tritons and is pulled by sea horses. The fountain is complemented by statues of Abundance and Health, denoting its long-standing reputation for the softest and best tasting water in Rome.

The Trevi Fountain has been featured in many books and films, including Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita (1960). The fountain was closed for major renovations in 2014–15. 

Coins thrown into its water are collected daily and donated to charity. It is not known how many wishes have come true.