Sensory overload is the theme of Trevi, with Neptune kicking up a tempest in its signature fountain, Quirinale Palace fit for popes and kings and baroque masterpiece churches by Borromini and Bernini facing off across Via del Quirinale (San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane and Sant'Andrea, respectively). The people-watching at Trevi's sidewalk cafés is arguably Rome's best, and that's saying something. Every romantic in town shows up here around sunset, starry-eyed and shamelessly smooching. Cavorting in Trevi Fountain is technically off-limits since Fellini filmed La Dolce Vita here, but night-time visitors still hope for a glimpse of the notorious D'Artangan, who's been caught twice stealing thousands of Euros thrown into the fountain for good luck. But the real treasure of Trevi is Palazzo Barberini, a 17th century palace packed with Renaissance and baroque masterpieces and capped with Pietro da Cortona's Triumph of Divine Providence ceiling. Fair warning: divine providence may be necessary to find an affordable hotel in the area.
Getting Around Roma
The best way to get around Rome is by using the Metropolitana and by walking. The metro runs approximately every 7-10 minutes, from 5:30 a.m.-11.30 p.m. Sunday-Friday and until 12:30 a.m. on Saturday. Fare is €1 for a single ride or €4 for a 24-hour pass. 3-day passes are available for €11 and 7-day passes for €16. Driving in Rome is possible, but not for the faint-hearted. Walking is an excellent alternative to the metro in the city's historic center.
- Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport-FCO
- €48 (Check for SPQR, which will tell you it's a licensed Roman taxi.)
Things to Do and See Near Trevi
- St. Peter's Basilica
- Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport
- Pontifical Academy of Sciences
- Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
- Basilica of St. John Lateran
- Sistine Chapel
- Pantheon, Rome
- Stadio Olimpico
- Sapienza University of Rome
- Roma Tre University