10 Aug 2010

Fontana di Trevi

The bookmark from Rome, Italy.



The Trevi Fountain (Italian: Fontana di Trevi) is a fountain in Rome, Italy.
The central figure of the fountain, in front of a large niche, is Neptune, god of the sea. He is riding a chariot in the shape of a shell, pulled by two sea horses. Each sea horse is guided by a Triton. One of the horses is calm and obedient, the other one restive. They symbolize the fluctuating moods of the sea.

Legend has it you will return to Rome if you throw a coin into the water. You should toss it over your shoulder with your back to the fountain.

2 comments:

Patrick said...

I guess you did exactly what the legend says, to go back in the future ;-]

Vaida said...

:((( no, I had no time for this. But I'll return to Rome to throw a coin ;)

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