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Trevi Fountain
Rome - Trevi Fountain
Rome's largest and most famous fountain, the Trevi, was designed by Nicolo Salvi and completed in 1762. The site originally marked the terminal of Aqua Virgo aqueduct, built by Augustus' son-in-law, Agrippa, in 19 BC to channel water to Rome's new bath complexes.  One of the statues on the first level shows a young girl, Trevia, after whom the fountain may have been named. She is said to have first shown the spring  to thirsty Roman soldiers.