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New restoration of the Trevi fountain about to begin!

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New restoration of the Trevi fountain about to begin!

Following the fall of some marble fragments in 2012, the City Hall decided to launch another campaign for the restoration of Trevi fountain. Fendi won the public competition and will pay for the restoration works, which will begin on June 5. The Quattro Fontane too be cleaned.

Source (in Italian): …repubblica.it/cronaca/…

Edited: 31 May 2014, 12:25
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1. Re: New restoration of the Trevi fountain about to begin!

Oh, and the works are expected to finish by March 2015.

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2. Re: New restoration of the Trevi fountain about to begin!

Will this have any impact on one seeing the fountain? Part of it closed off? Hope this isn't a dumb question

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Part of the fountain will have scaffolding at any given time while they are cleaning and conserving that section. I've read that a screen with a photo of the fountain will cover the scaffolding in an attempt to minimize the eyesore.

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4. Re: New restoration of the Trevi fountain about to begin!

The Quattro Fontane really needed it.

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5. Re: New restoration of the Trevi fountain about to begin!

@ heisenbergduke: I couldn't agree more.

BTW, the restoration works have just started, and are expected to finish in 2015.

Here's the link (in Italian): …repubblica.it/cronaca/…

Edited: 05 June 2014, 10:42
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6. Re: New restoration of the Trevi fountain about to begin!

gutted i go on sunday :(

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7. Re: New restoration of the Trevi fountain about to begin!

I'm going in two weeks :( I hope enough of it is still visible to enjoy.

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8. Re: New restoration of the Trevi fountain about to begin!

Just went yesterday and they have fencing around the whole thing. Can't get close to the water. Have to throw those coins with a lot more effort now. Can still take pics from afar, but selfies will have a thin fence in the way.

Edited: 06 June 2014, 09:01
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9. Re: New restoration of the Trevi fountain about to begin!

I last visited the Trevi fountain in 1992, when backpacking through Europe. It was scaffold covered and waterless then :(

I'm going with my husband and kids at Christmas - New Year, and it looks like it will be the same.

Oh well, I will just have to throw in some more coins and look forward to returning again.

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