The restoration of the fountain, completed in 1762, is due to take 20 months. Rome’s fountains “are there to glorify water, which is the most important thing in life,” Fendi’s creative director Karl Lagerfeld told a press conference.
The Trevi Fountain is the backdrop for one of the sexiest scenes in cinema from
Federico Fellini’s 1960 Masterpiece, ‘La Dolce Vita’, starring Anita Ekberg and Marcello Mastroianni.
The Fountain was last restored in 1989. Last summer parts of the stonework from the fountain’s façade started to crumble after being affected by winter weather.