The Trevi Fountain in Rome is the largest, most beautiful, and most famous of the city's fountains. The site originally marked the end of the Aqua Virgo, an aqueduct constructed in 19BC and built to bring water to the city from a spring more than 20kms away.
The Trevi Fountain as we know it today, was designed by Nicola Salvi in 1732, and competed in 1762. The central figure is that of Neptune, God of the Sea, who is riding a shell shaped chariot. The chariot is pulled by two sea horses, each guided by a Triton. One of the Sea horses is calm, the other unruly.
These two sea horses symbolize the two contrasting moods of the sea. Neptune is flanked by statues representing Abundance and Salubrity. Trevi Fountain has been the star of many films shot in Rome, including romantic films such as 'Three Coins in a Fountain' and 'Roman Holiday'.