Conclusions from the History of the Trevi Fountain

So without any doubt it can be determined from the above documentation, the name of the “Trevi” fountain comes from the Aqua Vergine, whose water originates from springs situated 12km from Rome. The name of the source of water can be traced to one of the very commonly used italic term “terbium”, which eventually changed to Trevi. The place eventually lost that name over time and was forgotten, hence the other two versions of how the Trevi got its name. So now the name of the fountain has been cleared from centuries of myth and legend, we can focus primarily on the Trevi Fountain itself. 

After it was found that the water from Salone could be brought to Rome, the work on the new conduits began and was entrusted to a con man named Antonio Trevisi. He found out what the other architects that were trying to get the job were asking for financially, and undercut them by asking 6,000 scudi less.  He was given the contract, and then subcontracted out all the work for 18,000 scudi giving him a profit of 6,000 scudi. Of course, the city got what it paid for and the works of the fountain drug on for a long period of time, until the con man Trevisi passed away. At this point the work for the fountain was given to Jacopo della Porta and Bartolomeo Gritti, and there assistants, Orazio Nari and Luca Peto. The officials, having learned from their previous misfortune, they required conditions for the fountain design including that, “the architects for the Aqua from Salone must make written reports every two weeks to the Deputies on the work done by the masons and the money which should be paid to them for their work on the fountain”. Because of this business management, the new fountain was finally seen on the 15th of August to the joy and delight of all the people.