The beauty of this fountain has indeed no equals. This monument has inspired countless poets, photographers, cinematographers, artists and everyday people alike. It is suitably located in the Trevi district, in close proximity of Piazza di Spagna, Piazza Venezia and a few more minutes from the Colosseum and the Pantheon.
Please note that The Trevi Fountain is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Rome. Expect many people and a certain degree of difficulty in getting around the plaza on most days.
This location is suitable for all skill levels and all digital cameras, preferebly with wide angle lenses.
Generally speaking, the fountain is best photographed when it is evenly lit. So either in full shade or full sunlight. Usually early mornings or late afternoons, when the sun doesn't shine on the fountain's façade, may be ideal. Alternatively, late mornings to early afternoons, depending on the time of year and the angle of the sun. Early evenings will provide the best opportunites to capture the fountain in the blue hour and artificial illumination. For this kind of shots, a tripod will be necessary.
If you wish to capture the fountain in all of its glory whether at street level or at an elevated location, be prepared to have a wide angle lens of 16mm. When shooting architecture, wide angle lenses guarantee you enough freedom of movement and the ability to crop and fix vertical lines in post-production. Luckily, I will be able to let you shoot the Trevi Foutain from a first floor, away from the madding crowd. How cool is that, huh ?! As an alternative, fish-eye lenses may well provide artistic results.
A tripod may be cumbersome to setup during peak times, though not impossible. Be aware that the fountain is under constant survailance.
At each and every location, you may wish to have a full, in-depth commentary from our tour guide and leader of the walk.
Legend has it that if you throw a coin into the fountain, you will return to the Eternal City. While you'll have to book one our tours to find out what other wishes you are granted if you toss a second and a third coin into the fountain, you ought to know that this ancient tradition yields €1.400.000 a year, money that is used to help the poor.