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You are along the route: AQUEDUCTS AND FOUNTAINS. THE MARVEL OF WATER
Piazza di Trevi
The scenic fountain, built on the wishes of Clement XII beginning in 1735 and completed in 1762, was the grandiose exhibit of the Acqua Vergine, the only aqueduct used uninterruptedly from Roman times until today.
Characterised by a deep niche in the middle, evoking the ancient triumphal arches, it gently slopes down towards the wide basin in a large rocky shoreline, with sculptural representations of numerous plants and the spectacular gushing of the water. The statue of Ocean driving the shell-shaped coach drawn by an angry horse and a peaceful horse, slowed down by two tritons, dominates the scene. Reliefs telling the story of the aqueduct and allegorical figures showing the beneficial effects of water decorate the ensemble on different levels.
Picture by permission from Roma Capitale-Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali
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