The Fontana di Trevi was commissioned by Pope Clement XII (r. 1730-40) and designed by Nicola Salvi (1697-1751). The project dragged on for 30 years (1732-1762) and was finally completed after Salvi's death by Giuseppe Pannini (1720-1812).
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private and
small-group walking tours
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