The Creation of The Trevi Fountain, Last of the Aqueduct
Located today in the Uffizi Gallery, a beautiful copy, in bronze, of the Fountain of the Mercato Nuovo which was once located in Florence was created by Pietro Tacca. The fountain featured a reclining boar. The termination of the Roman aqueduct was marked by the creation of hte Fountain of Trevi in Rome. Channels, four fourteen miles long, which had been built by Emperor Agrippa in 19 BC to supply his own baths, now supply the fountain of Trevi. The water supply itself wat increaded, flowing today at a rate above thirteen million cubic feet a day, is created by the main stream of an aqueduct instead of one branch. Today, the water feature is calledt he Trevi fountain but was once called the Aqua Virgo. Forming one of the walls of the Palazzo Poli, the water now springs up from a beautiful architectural feature. Within the niches of htis feature are statues of Neptune, health, and fertility. Completed in 1762, the current design of the fountain is believe to had been created by Salvi. Although, today, it is now known that Salvi actually copie the ideas of Bernini. The fountain itself has far too many statues and other ornamental features, but it is very famous, even to travelers today. It is believed if you throw a coin into the fountain that you will return to Rome some day.
One of the most modest fountains created by Bernini was the Fountain of the Triton, which features a dolphin that is blowing his horn up to the heavens. We will finish with the small water feature that features bronze figurines and is located in the Piazza Vittorio Emanuele at Faenza and dates all the way back to 1621. Founded by the Romans, who created a temple in the town, it was called Fano. A beautifully graceful fountain is located housing a great goddess. The water fountain itself was finished in 1572, but the statue was finished much more recently.