In 1640, at the request of Pope Urban VIII (1622-1644), Gian Lorenzo Bernini took over the project of a new fountain positioned as the current, with the construction of a base with a front tank, behind the buildings then encased in Piazza Poli.
The Trevi Fountain was later commissioned the architect Nicola Salvi by Pope Clement XII (1730-1740).
The Fontana, with its 26,3 meters wide and the 49,15 height is the largest fountain in the Baroque period in the city and is one of the most famous fountains in the world. The theme of the whole composition is the sea
At the center stands the statue of Oceanus driving a chariot in the shape of a shell, driven by an angry horse and the horse placid, hampered by two tritons. Numerous plants and the spectacular water falls on the precious Carrara marble
Director Federico Fellini’s film “La Dolce Vita” with the beautiful Anita Ekberg and Marcello Mastroianni made it known to the whole world.