Although the fountain has been drained for the renovation, a small basin has been set up at the rim so that tourists can continue throwing a coin into the waters with their back turned - a custom which is said to bring good luck.
The restoration will take at least 18 months, and cost Italian fashion house, Fendi, 2.18 million euro.
The brand will unveil a suspended, transparent walkway made of plexiglass for the fountain, providing visitors with a new viewing angle. While many tourists say they are curious to try out the bridge, others are complaining about finding one of the city’s most beautiful monuments under wraps.
While the restoration works are invasive and will cause disruption for the thousands of tourists who come every day, the walkway will be the best way to show off the fountain. It is a way to show the historic monument from a whole new vantage point.
The Fontana dei Trevi is famously featured in a scene from Federico Fellini's iconic film "La Dolce Vita" in which Marcello Mastroianni and co-star Anita Ekberg share a kiss while walking through its waters.