Fontana di Trevi
The Trevi Fountain, featured in a number of notable films and beloved by tourists, was built in its present form the 18th century. Its roots, however, go back to imperial Rome. Legend holds that in 19 BC thirsty Roman soldiers were guided by a young girl to a source of pure water thirteen kilometres from the city of Rome. The discovery of the source led Augustus to commission the construction of a 22 km aqueduct leading into the city, which was named Aqua Virgo, or Virgin Waters, in honor of the legendary young girl. The aqueduct served the hot Baths of Agrippa, and Rome, for over four hundred years.