Rome's Trevi Fountain Flows Again After €2.2m Restoration From Fashion House

Trevi Fountain
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Telegraph Video and AP, The Daily Telegraph, November 4, 2015

Fendi fashion house paid €2.2 million to see the restoration of the world famous Trevi fountain which was re-opened on Tuesday.

Water began flowing once again at Rome's famed Trevi fountain on Tuesday after a 17-month, 2.2 million euro restoration.

The restoration was paid for by the Rome-based Fendi fashion house.

Pietro Beccari, Chairman and CEO of Fendi, told The Associated Press that the renovated fountain was a love message from Fendi to the city of Rome .

Tourists still had access to the dry fountain during the restoration, approaching the stonework along a temporary bridge that gave them a close-up view of the sculpture of Oceanus in a shell chariot.

The fountain that featured in Fellini's "La Dolce Vita" is a must-see in Rome .

Legend has it that tossing a coin over one's shoulder into the fountain ensures a return visit.


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