Legend has it that by throwing one coin into the fountain ensures a return trip to Rome. I can’t wait to go back!
The Trevi Fountain is spectacular both day and night. I was lucky enough to see it in both scenarios. It is a massive, two-tiered fountain, sunk into the street and big enough to swim a pool length in. Above the fountain basin hovers many large and beautiful marble statues, the most prominent one being the statue of Neptune, God of the Sea.
Beautiful blue water spills over the ledge where the statues rest, and into the basin, which is lit with sunken lights. In the evening, light falls majestically onto the statues, and glows from underneath the water. It is a stunning effect. I think it is almost better to view in the evening than in the day, except in the day you really notice the wonderful blue tone to the fountain’s water.