Trevi Fountain- Rome
Trevi Fountain was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen. I’ll have to look through some of my video’s as I do have video of the entire structure. We left for Italy on November 2, 2015. When we arrived my wife kept on talking about this amazing fountain and that we simply had to find it. In Rome there are literally 1000’s of fountains and they are all really beautiful. When we first arrived in Rome and got to our hotel we basically slept. Flying to Rome was a long long trip so we needed the rest. When we woke up it was night time and my wife insisted on seeing this fountain at night. We walked endlessly around the city trying to find it. I would see a fountain here or there and say “Are you sure this is not it?” She would say “You will know it when you see it!” When we finally found it I was speechless. It was absolutely unbelievable. My many Pictures of the fountain do not even do it justice. The odd thing is it has been under repair for quite sometime and the fountain literally reopened the night we arrived. Who knew??
The story surrounding the fountain is that in 19 BC Roman soldiers were guided by a young girl to a source of pure water 8 miles from Rome. Apparently the soldiers were very very thirsty. The discovery of the source of water led Augustus to commission the construction of a twenty-two-kilometre (14-mile) aqueduct leading into the city, which was named Aqua Virgo, or Virgin Waters, in honor of the young girl in the story. The aqueduct served the hot Baths of Agrippa, and Rome for over 4 hundred or more years.
I’m so jealous. When I went to Rome it was under construction. Oh well, guess it just means I’ll have to go back. :p 😀
Oh yes. I need to find the video. It was absolutely amazing. I literally didn’t expect it to be so beautiful. There were a few sites that were closed because it is the jubilee year of Mercy and they are fixing things up. For the Jubilee they are expecting 10’s of thousands of visitors.