Trevi Fountain (Italian: Fontana di Trevi) is a fountain in the Trevi district in Rome, Italy, designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Pietro Bracci. Standing 26.3 metres (86 ft) high and 49.15 metres (161.3 ft) wide, it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the World. The fountain has appeared in several notable films, including Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita, and is a popular Tourist attraction.
The fountain was refurbished in 1998; the stonework was scrubbed and all cracks and other areas of deterioration were repaired by skilled artisans and the fountain was equipped with recirculating pumps. In January 2013, it was announced that the Italian fashion company Fendi would sponsor a 20-month, 2.2-million-Euro restoration of the fountain; it will be the most thorough restoration in the fountain's history.
As of July 2014, peak summer tourist season, the fountain pool is empty and scaffold covers the fountain. There is a fence around the fountain and visitors are being directed away from the site. Visitors are allowed to walk across the scaffold over the fountain, but cannot throw coins into the empty fountain. There is however, a small pool of water from the fountain where tourists may throw their coins. It is expected to remain closed until October of 2015.