Rione Trevi is well known to avid movie lovers,since this district quite often used as a movie set in both Hollywood and international cinematography (Recall scenes from Roman Holidays and The Lizzie McGuire Movie). Interestingly, the central monument of the district – Trevi fountain (hence the name) has even been used for a Fendi fashion show dedicated to 90th anniversary of Fendi. Overall, Trevi district is a beloved tourist spot, which truly makes you experience the magic of the Ancient city.
The origin of the name of the district covered in mystery. However, one of the most accepted versions is that it comes from the Latin trivium that literally means ‘three streets’. That resembles three street crossing the Trevi district and leading to piazza dei Crociferi, which is located next to the Trevi fountain. Historically, the Trevi district divides into two parts: a lower one – next to the Tiber River and the higher one – on the hill (Quirinal hill).
During the Ancient Roman times, the lower area played the role of the center of the residential activities and the higher one presented a more peaceful residential area
Today, Trevi district is an iconic place everyone is aiming to visit while in Rome. Together with some monumental sites like Trevi fountain and beautiful churches in the nearby area, you may consider Trevi district to be a perfect shopping spot as well.
Following is the list of places to visit in Trevi district:
Foremost of all, tourists go visit the Trevi fountain. And it is not just because of its architectural appeal, but for something extra it has to offer. The thing is, every year millions gather around the fountain to throw a coin and make a wish. Note: the process of throwing the coin to the Trevi fountain considerably differs from the regular method we all use. There is a special rule you have to follow! First, you have to throw the coin with you right hand and over your left shoulder. Sounds easy, isn’t it? However, usually, it is believed that throwing it once will bring you back to Rome, twice – will make you find your love and third – will make you marry in Rome. If you doubt, let me tell you – it works, checked it personally. Of course, the history of the fountain cannot be ignored when trying to obtain a full picture of this magnificent monument.
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Designed by talented architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Giuseppe Pannini, this Baroque style fountain stands 26.3 meters high and 49.15 meters wide. It is considered one of the famous fountains in the world. The recent restoration of the fountain was sponsored by the Italian fashion company Fendi and is noted to be the most thorough restoration in the history of Trevi fountain.
The large piazza Barberini is located in the historic center of Rome and was created in 16th century. Right in the middle of it, you can see a Triton Fountain, sculptured by Bernini in 1642-43. At the center, you can see the figure of Triton (sea god of ancient Greco-Roman legends). At the base, the fountain is embellished by the sculptures of four dolphins that entwine papal tiara and the heraldic Barberini faily bees in their tails. It would be interesting to note that there is a cinema theatre on piazza Barberini, which usually hosts movie premiers in English.
Address: Piazza Barberini, 00187
By metro: line A (stops: Barberini)
Enjoy your time in one of the restaurants recommended by rome.us team!
A small and quiet restaurant, Piccolo Arancio seeks to revisit and reinterpret traditional Roman dishes into something more modern. The restaurant has friendly and entertaining staff and is great for families with kids. Visitors can enjoy a peaceful meal away from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets and simply relax after a long day of visiting the sites.
Named after the goddess Venus, La Fontana di Venere is a romantic and enchanting restaurant that offers Mediterranean and Roman cuisine. The restauranti s exquisitely decorated and is completed by a stone statue of the goddess herself. Highlights include the delicious creamy triple chocolate mousse and homemade limoncello liqueur.
Il Chianti is a winery and restaurant where guests can cample and pair flavorful Italian wines with a selection of homemade pastas. The restaurant, which is popular with the locals, features a rustic wooden counter and provides a calm spot to relax and soak up the sights and sounds of Rome.
Author: Kate Zusmann
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