Rome’s Palazzo Poli contains a secret walkway, leading to a viewing area at the summit of the Trevi Fountain, which could soon be open to visits by the public.
This is according to ambitious plans announced by the National Institute for Graphics which is housed in the noble palace behind the Trevi Fountain, as reported by Rome daily Italian newspaper Il Messaggero. The concept of the stunning viewpoint – 40m high – is part of an enhancement project involving both the National Institute for Graphics and Palazzo Poli.
The viewpoint would allow visitors to appreciate the colossal scale of the travertine figures and to enjoy the Baroque fountain’s beautiful sculptural details at close hand. Plans are currently in the feasibility stage, reports Il Messaggero newspaper, with studies being carried out into safety, staff and the creation of a ticket office, and it could take a year for the visit to become a reality.
However Misito is optimistic:
“The Trevi Fountain project is aimed at making Palazzo Poli known, at telling its long history in the heart of Rome.”