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Try your luck at the Trevi Fountain

May 10, 2011 - 2:27am
Trevi Fountain
Those who take a vacation to Rome have some of the most beautiful and historic attractions in the world right in their vicinity, many of which become illuminated in the evening, making for a picturesque scene that is truly unforgettable. One of the most frequently visited landmarks in the area is Fontana di Trevi, or the Trevi Fountain - a massive Baroque structure that is one of the Italian city's most impressive sights.

The 18th-century fountain reaches heights of 85 feet and is adorned with multiple statues that are intricately designed. Perhaps the most famous of all is Neptune, god of the sea. Those who are interested in architecture will notice the Corinthian pilasters that lead into the fountain, which create the pool in the center of the facade.

This spot is perfect for a romantic getaway, as the Palazzo Popoli that stands behind the fountain provides a remarkable scenic view from the Spanish Steps.

Tourists who come here toss coins into the fountain, as it is a tradition among visitors to do so. According to various legends, travelers who toss coins will return to Rome later in life, or if they toss three coins over their left shoulder, luck will soon knock at their door.