Protection barrier will be built around the Fontana di Trevi in Rome to contain tourist vandalism 

A protective barrier will be built on the Trevi Fountain, in Rome, monument considered the favorite tourist spot for Brazilians abroad. The announcement was made by the mayor of Pomegranate, Virginia Raggi, in a post on facebook.

The measure will be taken to protect the monument from tourists, as the fountain has already been the target of several acts of vandalism. Many visitors, for example, often sit on its edges. Earlier this year, an Egyptian tried to scale the building. In 2019, something similar happened, when an American was spotted swimming in the fountain.

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Trevi Fountain. Photo: Giuseppe Moscato

However, despite the justification, the announcement generated some criticism from the public, who fears that the sight of the monument will be harmed by the protective barrier. Virginia Raggi, in turn, stated that this will not happen and that the fence will not detract from the beauty and authenticity of the tourist attraction. In addition, she stated that the measure will also not affect the tradition of throwing coins into the fountain. 

The city has not yet announced when the barrier will be installed. Thus, all that is known so far is that the fence will be approximately one meter high and will be quite similar to those already installed in the Fontana delle Tartarughe, in Piazza Mattei, and from Fontana dei Fiumi, in Piazza Navona.

About the Trevi Fountain

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THE Trevi Fountain is one of the most famous fountains in the world and depicts a shell-shaped chariot pulled by seahorses and guided by Tritons. Built by decision of Pope Clement XII, the name “Trevi” comes from “trívio” which means crossing of three streets, the place where the fountain is. The monument, which is one of the most visited in Italy, underwent a major restoration in 2015.

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