Trevi Fountain ( Fontana di
Trevi) :The most important work of the late
Baroque in Rome.
The architect, Nicola Salvi, who had won a public competition,
was commissioned by Pope Clemente XII to build it.
The fountain was inaugurated in
the first time in 1740 under the Pope Benedict XIV,
and when it was finished in 1762 under Pope Clemente
It is oriented southwards so that
the sun always illuminates it and it is feed by the
old aqueduct of Acqua Vergine.
In the centre the figure of Neptune
who advances on a chariot shaped like shell, drawn by
two winged horses; nearby are tritons and on both sides
the two female figures, symbol of plenty and health.