Visitors threw $1.5 million into Rome’s Trevi Fountain final year — here’s where all those coins go


Trevi FountainCoins aren’t a usually thing thrown into a fountain.Wikimedia Commons

It’s no novel thought to toss a silver into a fountain and make a wish, though there’s something quite regretful about doing so during a Trevi Fountain in Rome.

The fable comes from a 1950s Academy Award-winning film “Three Coins in a Fountain”: Throw a silver into a famed Fontana di Trevi, regarded as a many pleasing Baroque fountain in all of Italy, and you’ll one day lapse to revisit Rome.

Toss in dual some-more coins and you’ll be met with new intrigue and, eventually, a pleasing Roman wedding.

It might seem a stupid traveller attraction, though millions of visitors group to a 18th century landmark any year to extract in a tradition. In fact, a fountain fills adult so quickly, Roman city workers brush a building each night to collect a day’s loot.

Throughout 2016 they collected $1.5 million, according to NBC News, that has prolonged been sent to Caritas, a Catholic nonprofit that supports causes around a universe associated to health, disaster relief, finale poverty, and migration.

Keep reading to learn some-more about a fountain’s history, how a coins are collected, and what the income is used for.

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