Fridge Magnet Depiction of Trevi Fountain, Rome
Standing 85 feet high and 65 feet wide, the Trevi fountain is not just a famous Baroque monument but also one of the largest Italian fountains. As depicted on the fridge magnet, the fountain is a true reflection of Baroque art specifically its ornate and decorative architectural features. The acrylic finish of the magnet lends an air of elegance to the souvenir because of which many people prefer it to souvenirs without acrylic finish.
History of Trevi Fountain, Rome
One cannot mention the Trevi fountain without talking about the Aqua Virgo, which is the channel constructed in 19th B.C. and which brought fresh water to the public bath houses. The construction of the Trevi Fountain in Rome, completed in the 15th century, marked the last point or destination of Aqua Virgo. However, the significance of the ancient fountain lies more in its design and the legend it depicts than its geographic location.
Design and Legend of Trevi Fountain, Rome
The largest figure depicted on the fountain is the god of the sea, Neptune who is shown to be riding a seashell chariot, pulled by two sea horses. The two horses reflect the changing moods of the sea with one horse calm while the other restless and uncontrollable. Two statues flank Neptune on both sides; the one on the right represent Salubrity while the one on the left Abundance. Agrippa, the person behind the design and construction of the fountain is also depicted above these statues.
According to legend, if a person tosses a coin into the fountain by standing with their back to the fountain and tossing the coin over their shoulder, they will be granted another trip to Rome. Taking back a fridge magnet depicting this legendary fountain will surely act as a memorable souvenir complete with the legend of the coins.