Top 20 Trevi, Rome vacation rentals & luxury serviced apartments
The Trevi Fountain has roots that date back long before Fellini created his cinematic Roman dreamscape. The site is reputed to be at the junction of three roads – tre vi – that mark the arrival point of the Acqua Vergine, an ancient aqueduct that provided water to much of the city. The fountain and its elaborate façade was a papal commission from the eighteenth century – relatively recent in Roman terms – but while that sits at the centre of the district, there is a lot more to see. Palazzo Barberini with its staircases by Bernini and Borromini sits to the east, as does the Quirinale, once home to the pope, now the presidential palace. Or you can head north to the area around Piazza Colonna, which despite its ancient history is now known for being the best shopping district in the city.