[Europe] Piazza Venezia and Trevi Fountain

by - November 10, 2017

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Still talking about the first day in Rome. After we visited the famous Colosseum, we continued our day by walking to another popular landmark in Rome, Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi). Trevi Fountain is one of the famous fountain in the world. Even there's a legend for this fountain...

"Whoever throw a coin into the fountain, one day they'll come back again to Rome"

From Colosseum, we're walking through Via dei Fori Imperiali. At this street, i saw many historical places such as Roman Forum, Forum of Caesar, Forum of Augustus and many more. However because of the limited time that we have, we just passed it so we could reach our main destination before it's dark.

After 20 minutes walking, finally we arrived at the end of the street, and stopped for a while to relax and enjoy the atmosphere here. This place called Piazza Venezia. Located at the heart of Rome, makes most people whoever visiting Rome will come to this place. This square is facing with another landmark in Rome, Altar of the Fatherland (Altare della Patria). Altar of the Fatherland, or usually known as National Monument to Victor Emanuele II, is a monument built in honor of Victor Emmanuel, the first king of Italy. The fabulous design of this building make everyone feel amazed with it. The statue, and the detail, they are beautiful..

Altar of the Fatherland

Santa Maria di Loreto

Enough with the pictures, we started to walk again to Trevi Fountain. It doesn't take a long time to reach Trevi Fountain from Piazza Venezia. After 10 minutes walking, finally we arrived to the largest fountain in Rome.

Well, one word for this visit is, "Dissapointing!" Not because it's not beautiful, but because this fountain is under maintenance. There's no water in it. It's empty. Beside that, the fountain itself also covered by net and scaffolding around it. The only things that i could see is the statue and the building that usually become a "background" of this fountain. Sad, but i also felt grateful. Even though i couldn't see the real look of Trevi Fountain, but at least i've been here.

It's around 9PM, and sunset has come. We're all tired after walk this far in summer. So we decided to sit down at the random cafe around Trevi Fountain, and have a dinner (and gelato) before we went back to our hotel and ended up our day.

Trevi Fountain Picture on Gelato Cup

Aurelia loves Italy, because she can eat gelato everyday :)
Antica Gelateria Trevi

Street around Trevi Fountain

Souvenir Store

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