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A brief history of the Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain was built in the nineteenth century BC, on a spring around which the myth of wishful thinking was told. Ancient italyn history recounts that the virgins of Rome were coming to the spring and they believed that their wishes for marriage would be fulfilled, and from this the word Trevi, which means “virgin” in the italyn language, was associated with it. The spring also meant for married women wishing to have children until they had fulfilled their motherhood dream.

The technical symbolism of the Trevi Fountain

The location of the Trevi Fountain was chosen as it is located at the intersection of the three roads in which the Aqua Virgo canal (one of the channels that supplied water to ancient Rome in the nineteenth century). The Trevi site came under a huge antique palace whose statues are of stone and alabaster, reflecting an aspect of engineering, cultural and professional civilization that prevailed in Rome during the Middle Ages where it represents the example of Neptune, who embodies the sea god Neptune at the Romens amid the fountain on a cart pulled by two horses and surrounded by the virgins of legend The three Latin are symbolic of fertility and purity, while the pond symbolizes the oceans and its white circle, the four seasons.

Reasons for throwing currency at Trevi Fountain

italyns believe that if someone gives his back to the fountain and then throws a coin in the fountain using his right arm over the left, his wish will be fulfilled, and that he will have another visit to Rome if he succeeds in recovering the piece from inside the running water. The value of the coins thrown at the Trevi Fountain is approximately 2 million euros annually. Supervisors clean the fountain every Monday night, collecting cash, and the money goes to the International Red Cross Fund to treat patients or war-affected people, and part of it is devoted to supporting the shops of the needy in Rome.

Renovations to the Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain underwent one restoration in 1988, where some of the pieces were damaged due to pollution. Then it underwent a second restoration in 1998, when it was completely cleared of stones and all cracks and cracks were repaired. In January 2013 a new restoration was announced, funded by the FENDI fashion house, in coordination with the Rome authorities. The renovation process, which cost approximately 2.2 euros, included providing the fountain with new water pumps and an electronic system to keep the bathroom from its edges. More than 100,000 LED lights were installed to improve the night vision of the fountain. The restoration process started in January 2014 and ended in November 2015, and it opened in an official ceremony on the evening of November 3, 2015

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