Trevi Fountain - "Taming of the Waters"
Trevi Fountain is made from the same material as the Colosseum, Travertine stone (Travertine means from the Tiber, in Latin). Tourist toss in close to €3000 worth in coins a day. The coins are collected each night and given to charity. It is a crime to steal coins from the fountain!
Trevi fountain is one of the oldest water sources in Rome. It dates back to Ancient Rome around 19 B.C. The fountain was built at a junction of three roads (tre vie).
In 1730 Nicola Salvia was given the rights to build the new fountain for Pope Clemens XII.