Thinking of things to do in Rome particularly around the Trevi Fountain? This popular attraction which was designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi is known as one of the most famous fountains in the world. Located in the Quirinale district, this impressive fountain with its central figure of Neptune, the god of the sea, is something every visitor should get to see when in the Eternal City. Tradition here implies that if you throw a coin into the water basin, you will be promised a return to Rome. Watch our video guide to learn more about the Trevi Fountain.
You’ve spent some time admiring the fountain and managed to get some good pictures of this famous work of art? There’s plenty more to see in the city! You will be happy to know that there are several fantastic attractions situated nearby in the Trevi Fountain area that will keep you busy throughout your day.
Explore the Trevi Fountain area in Rome
Our first suggestion which is only 238m away towards the west is the busy street of Via del Corso. This street, located in the historical centre of Rome is one that will fulfill all your shopping needs as the boulevard is packed with great stores. Before it became a shopping street, Via del Corso was used as a racetrack for riderless horses during the Roman Carnival from the 15th to the 19th century.
If shopping if not what you’re looking for, then instead visit the Spanish Steps. These famous century-old stairs at Piazza di Spagna are approximately 500 meters away from the Trevi Fountain and a must-see! The 137 steps lead up from the square to the magnificent French church Trinita dei Monti, which was built in the late Renaissance. The place is great for any photographers who want to take beautiful pictures of the city from the top of the Spanish Steps. Be wary though, the steps can become extremely busy with people and this popular tourist spot also attracts pickpockets, so watch your belongings. In the evenings it tends to get a bit quieter here.
Our next suggestion in the area is the iconic Pantheon. By walking south west from the Trevi Fountain you will find the famous temple of Gods, which was built around 118 – 125 AD. You can enter for free, every day between 8:30 am and 7:30 pm. Explore the Pantheon and its unique features such as the huge dome, the oculus and the tomb of famous artist Raphael.
Starting to get hungry? Then take a break at one of the city’s most popular squares: Piazza Navona. Here you can find a wide array of restaurants, cafes and street entertainment. A great spot to sit and relax and soak up the special Roman atmosphere. Enjoy your vacation in Rome!