The Trevi fountain draws a huge crowd of people. Somewhere I read that this used to be a quiet place but the movies La Dolce Vita and Vacation in Rome have increased the attraction.
We were a little tired after all the walks the day before so we went home to the hotel and took a midnight nap. It is not a smart thing in city tours to over do the walking. Being dead tired sucks all the joy and pleasure of experiencing new places. That evening, we intended to go downtown in search of good evening photopraphs.
We started at Trevi fountain or the Three-dircetion fountain. There has been fountain at this place from 19 after Christ. Initially, the fountain was installed as one of the eleven water supply stations for the people of Rome. The first fountain was designed by Leon Battisti Albertini in 1453. In the year 1629, the famous Bernini was given the task of designing a new fountain in this place. That fountain was never built, but hundred and three years later, Nicola Salvi designed the fountain we see today in front of the Poli Palace. Salvi used part of Breninis's previous design so Bernini contributed to the fountain. There were so many people by the fountain that it was hopeless to take proper photos so we walked on to Piazza Navona Square. The square was at the beginning an aphitheater which explains it´s oracle architecture. In the fifteenth century the square was paved and for 300 years, the main market in Rome was located in the square. Over the centuries the square has been a lively plas and it still is today. We found ourselves a restaurant in the center of the square in front of Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, which is one of the three fountains located at the square. Bernini designed it. There we had a relaxing chat Australian couple, Ryan and wife.