Visit to the Trevi Fountain in Rome: How to get there, prices and advice

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One of the most famous and visited monuments by tourists from all over the world to our capital is, without a doubt, the Trevi Fountain. It is definitely the most celebrated fountain in the world, undoubtedly the most famous in Rome. A visit to this work is a must for anyone in Rome!
The Trevi Fountain was also protagonist of some cinema films of great success, just think of "La Dolce Vita" by Fellini, with the unforgettable bath in the fountain by Anita Ekberg in evening dress. Once in front of the fountain, don't forget to throw a coin with your back to it: it seems to bring luck!


  1. Where is it and how to get there
  2. Useful tips for visiting the attraction
  3. Historical notes, curiosities and practical info: what to know in brief
  4. Online tickets and guided tours
  5. Hours and prices
  6. User questions and comments

Where is it and how to get there

  • On foot: from Piazza di Spagna continue along via di Propaganda to Largo del Nazareno, cross via del Tritone, then via della Stamperia: the Trevi Fountain is on the right - Get directions
  • By bus: from the De Nicola / Termini stop, take line 85 (Rocca di Papa / Collepardo) for 6 stops, get off at the San Claudio stop and continue on foot for 50 meters to via del Tritone. Bus 85 runs every 7 minutes.

Useful tips for visiting the attraction

  1. Choose the ideal time: being one of the most famous attractions in the city, it is also one of the most crowded. To be able to observe it carefully and without too many people around, choose a suitable time, such as early in the morning or the time for lunch or dinner.
  2. Beware of scams and pickpockets: don't be fooled by street vendors (often abusive) who sell souvenirs and various items. Also pay attention to your personal items, backpack, purse or wallet: protect them from pickpockets, a plague that the city of Rome is still living with.
  3. Behave with civility: obviously it is not allowed to bathe in the fountain or even immerse parts of the body, even if the heat will seem suffocating, remember that you are in the presence of a work of art and history, heritage of our country. The fines for transgressors are quite steep.
  4. Visit the Fountain when it gets dark: it has recently been equipped with a new and modern lighting, the visit during the evening or night is even more suggestive.

Historical notes, curiosities and practical info: what to know in brief

Although its origins are ancient, what we see today is the appearance that the fountain has assumed since 1732, the one given to it first by Nicola Salvi, who won a competition held by Clement XII, and then by Giuseppe Pannini in 1762, who he used the late Baroque style. It was also recently subjected to restoration, which started in July 2014 and ended in November 2015.

A coin thrown into the fountain, with your back to her, it is said that it will serve to ensure you a second visit to Rome. A second coin will allow you to find a great love, possibly Italian. A third coin will give you the certainty of getting married soon.

Online tickets and guided tours

  • Guided tour of squares, churches and fountains
  • Hop on hop off sightseeing bus tour
  • Rome: 3-hour evening walking tour

Hours and prices

The Trevi Fountain can be visited 24 hours a day. Few, however, know that it is only the visible part of an engineering masterpiece from the Roman era, namely the Virgin Aqueduct. What remains of this work is preserved in the underground area of ​​Piazza di Trevi, Or the Cistern of the Aqueduct, with a capacity of 150 liters, and an entire complex of buildings from the era of Nero.

  • the fountain can be visited 24 hours a day
  • Ticket: Free, free visit
  • Useful links: it is possible to visit the undergrounds of the Trevi Fountain with guided tours by reservation, available only in certain periods of the year. For information

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