The Trevi Fountain in the heart of Rome marks the end of the ancient Roman aqueducts sourced from the Acqua Virgine (“Virgin Waters”). It is a site deeply entrenched in Italy’s ancient folklore, depicting the Roman god Neptune “taming the waters,” while celebrating the young girl who, according to legend, discovered the Acqua Virgine. The aqueducts that channelled the water from the Acqua Virgine and converged at what is now the Trevi Fountain supplied ancient Rome with water for centuries.
The Fountain That Proves All Roads Lead to Rome
Symbolizing the progress made by one of history’s most powerful civilizations, the Trevi Fountain is one of Italy’s greatest treasures and has become an international crossroads. Visitors passing through Rome come to the fountain not only for its historical significance and its beauty, but they also come for its superstition. It is said that travelers who throw a coin over their left shoulder with their right hand will eventually return to Rome.