|The Trevi Fountain|
The Fontana di Trevi (Trevi Fountain) is possibly one of the most recognisable landmarks in Rome and is always incredibly busy with tourists. You reach the fountain via a number of narrow roads, turning a corner to be greeted by an explosion of stone and water.
The fountain is actually the facade to the Palazzo Poli, but it’s the fountain most visitors want to see. It was here in Roman Holiday that Hepburn’s character had her hair cut and where Peck’s journalist attempted to borrow a camera from a young child (played by the daughter of the film’s producer and director, William Wyler), hoping to capture the most un-royal of moments.
There can’t be many visitors who haven’t heard of the tradition of throwing a coin in the fountain, over a shoulder, wishing you will return to Rome. The money collected today is donated to charity. But who wouldn’t want to wish they’d return? The American secretaries in the 1953 film Three Coins in the Fountain certainly did.