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  1. Heather Cole
    September 30, 2014
    Really fun facts you have there, loved reading them, and certainly didn't know about most of them despite visiting last summer. I didn't throw in a coin, but I'm sure I'll return one day, it is Rome after all.

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  2. The Guy
    April 27, 2014
    I love this article. I remember a friend of mine who had a passion for Italy showed me a picture of the Trevi Fountain before I went on my trip to Rome. I'm glad she did because this place is a real highlight. Knowing this history makes this wonderful piece of architecture even more fascinating. I hope to go back again soon and see this, it is just stunning. A little surprised it was the cheapest of the options, can you imagine what the others must have been like?

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    • Stacey Veikalas
      July 19, 2014
      Thank you for reading - and apologies for the late reply we are traveling and have been for quite some time and I am trying to catch up!:) Yes can you imagine if this one was the cheapest what the other fountains would have cost and looked like ~ unbelievable! Thank you for stopping by!:)

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  3. Bronwyn Joy @ Journeys Of The Fabulist
    April 23, 2014
    Love the quick facts and things to get kids to look out for. I know I've said that to a previous post, but it's still true :) .

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  4. CarmensTravelTips
    March 17, 2014
    Trevi Fountain is huge as you mentioned. Even though it's mostly surrounded by tourist during the day it's still one of my favorite places to visit in Rome. I like all the great facts that you added to your post.

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  5. Jess
    March 16, 2014
    I'd heard of this fountain, but I had no idea how large and elaborate it was - much less most of your other facts!

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  6. Travelling Macs
    March 15, 2014
    I'm at present planning a trip around parts of Europe with a few weeks in Italy. Its great reading interesting facts in here, having a little break from Google researching the best rail pass and accommodation etc. Thank you :)

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  7. Forget the Viagra…Pass me a Carrot!
    March 15, 2014
    Reblogged this on Forget the Viagra, Pass Me a Carrot and commented: Of all the travel blogs I follow - I enjoy Basketslife consistently. Not only seeing the world through an adults eyes but those of a child - recommend to any families who want to bring the experiences, sights, scents and sounds of the world to their children as they grow.

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  8. Adelina | PackMeTo
    March 11, 2014
    I adore the Trevi Fountain even with all the tourists. The only thing I wish would go away are those pesky people trying to sell you a photo. Thanks for linking up to the #SundayTraveler!

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  9. Ashley @ A Southern Gypsy
    March 10, 2014
    I love how fun and educational you make your travels for your kids. It's very inspirational and I don't even have kids! I loved the Trevi Fountain but definitely didn't know all this info. Thanks for linking up to the #SundayTraveler :)

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  10. codowd
    March 10, 2014
    I agree with Frank, so informative! I really love the Trevi Fountain, even when it's so crowded. Especially with a gelati :)

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  11. frankaboutcroatia
    March 10, 2014
    Wow, 1352 fountains in the city of Rome in the 4th century - that's something! Like always, your posts are so educative, and I honestly learn a lot from reading your blog. Been to Rome so many times, but did I pay attention to Okeanos - not at all! Thanks for sharing, Stacey!

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  12. Jeff | Planet Bell
    March 10, 2014
    Interesting. I think I was too busy fighting off tourists to notice the details but this gives me a greater perspective!

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  13. NZ Muse
    March 9, 2014
    We have amazing tap water in NZ, but the random street spigots in Rome could rival anything we get here at home. I was so blown away by that.

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  14. fallequinox2006
    March 9, 2014
    I have seen pictures of The Trevi Fountain so many times, yet never learned about the story/history behind it until now. The three-headed Roman Goddess Trivia reminds me of Hindu gods/godesses.

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  15. justinpluslauren
    March 9, 2014
    We are planning our next trip to Italy and of course, we will be visiting the Trevi Fountain! Thank you for all of the tips and "fun facts" - very interesting!

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  16. Chasing the Donkey (@chaseTHEdonkey)
    March 9, 2014
    Ohhh what fab info. I loved the free water in Rome - the fountain was super busy when were were there, even at night. So I do not even have a photo of me there .. gah! Thanks so much for linking up again with #SundayTraveler. I've also pinned these photos to the #ST board.

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  17. davidpcole
    March 9, 2014
    Excellent post, Stacey. You did a great job weaving together history with a modern-day visit. Glad to see you had time to enjoy some fermented Italian grapes, too!

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    • basketslife
      March 9, 2014
      Hey thank you ~ hee hee always have time for grapes!!

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  18. Phoebe @ Lou Messugo
    March 9, 2014
    You know so much about this fountain it's incredible! The only time I went to Rome (with 2 young boys in tow too) it was so crowded we could barely get to see it, but next time (and there will be a next time for sure) I'll be sure to check out your tips.

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  19. bavariansojourn
    March 9, 2014
    I was there last week. Wish I had read this before I went... Such a stunning place, and such a brilliant guide, thank you! :)

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  20. Britta
    March 8, 2014
    OMG Stacey...perhapd you know that i'm an absolute Rome-lover and your article is a blast. It felt like walking through Rome, passing Piazza Navona with a gelato from Giolitti...feel the air...thank you so much. With all these information I think we have to go there once more ;-)

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    • basketslife
      March 9, 2014
      Thank you Britta for reading I really appreciate it and I am so glad you enjoyed the story!

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