The New International Encyclopædia/Trevi, Fountain of

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TREVI, trā'vḗ, Fountain of. A noted fountain in Rome, with which the superstition is connected that a traveler's return to Rome is assured by dropping a coin in its basin and drinking its waters. It is built against the façade of the Palazzo Poli and was completed in 1762. The water of the ancient Aqua Virgo spouts from the crevices of the rocks and from the nostrils of the horses of Neptune, who stands in his chariot above the fountain surrounded by Tritons.