The lovers’ fountain

Near the most famous fountain in the world, Trevi Fountain, the architect Nicola Salvi created a small fountain to give passers-by the chance to quench their thirst, known as the Fontanella degli Innamorati.
It owes its name to the legend according to which the Roman girls, when the lover had to leave to be a soldier, to be sure that he would return to them, had a little ritual: they would be accompanied to drink the water of Trevi, they would bring new glasses, they would drop two cheerful jets from the little fountain on the right of the big fountain, they would drink together the Virgin water and then they would break the glasses, so their love would last forever.

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