Restoring Trevi Fountain

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Restoration work on Rome’s Trevi Fountain began June 5. Part of the city’s campaign to clean and repair some of its public antiquities, the work, funded by fashion company Fendi, is expected to last 18 months.

Visitors will be able to watch the restoration from behind a metal barrier or from a walkway constructed above the central part of the fountain. The water was drained for the restoration, but people still will be allowed to toss coins in the fountain for luck.

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Restoration work on Rome’s Trevi Fountain began June 5. Part of the city’s campaign to clean and repair some of its public antiquities, the work, funded by fashion company Fendi, is expected to last 18 months.

Visitors will be able to watch the restoration from behind a metal barrier or from a walkway constructed above the central part of the fountain. The water was drained for the restoration, but people still will be allowed to toss coins in the fountain for luck.