Designed by Nicola Salvi in 1735 by the will of Pope Clement XII (to whom is dedicated the inscription on the attic), the Trevi Fountain has baroque and Bernini influences as well as traces of typical classicist architecture of that period.
It has a height of 26 metres and width of 49 metres. The fountain’s interior contains the statue of Oceanus, on a triumphal chariot pulled by two horses and drawn by two tritons.
There are numerous other statues present referring to the obvious benefits of water on the agricultural production of the city.
Throughout the years, the fountain became a part of the worldwide works of art. This is also thanks to a series of successful films that were filmed there. Amongst all the films, everyone remembers “La Dolce Vita” by Federico Fellini starring the beautiful Anita Ekberg who welcomes Marcello Mastroianni in the tub and “Totòtruffa 62” starring the Neapolitan actor Totò, who succeeds in selling the fountain to a billionaire that understands too late that he was cheated.
It is still tradition to have your back face the fountain and throw a coin in it. This is done in hopes of returning to Rome soon.