Hotel Nazionale is very close to The Trevi Fountain, one of Rome's most popular attractions. At a few steps from the 4 star Hotel, you can throw a coin into its water and wish to come back to Rome enchanting atmosphere.
The Trevi Fountain is the largest and one of the most famous fountains of Rome, and is considered one of the most famous fountains in the world.
The story of the fountain is closely linked to that of the construction of the "Virgin" Acqueduct, which dates back to the times of Emperor Augustus, when Mark Vespasian Agrippa designed the junction of the water conducts to reach the Pantheon and its thermal baths.
The aqueduct of the Virgin remained in use throughout the Middle Ages, its termination point of the '"Aqua Virgo" was on the eastern side of the Quirinal, near a crossroads ("Treio", in the language of the time). In the early ears of the 15th century, at the center of the crossing, was built a fountain with three mouths poured water into three separate tanks side by side. The fountain as we know t today was designed by Nicola Salvi on one side of Palazzo Poli, and inaugurated in 1735.
The monument is famous for being the protagonist of one of the most famous scenes of Italian cinema and, perhaps, of the world: in La Dolce Vita by Federico Fellini, 1960, Anita Ekberg walks in the tub, inviting Marcello Mastroianni to do the same.
The best known and most persistent tradition says that throwing a coin into the fountain while turning away, is propitious for a future return to the city. This traditions could derive from the ancient custom of throwing small gifts to propitiate the local deities in sacred waters, which also gave origin to wishing wells.
Stay in our Hotel cose to the Trevi Fountain to explore this fascinating place and its traditions.