Rome’s Baroque style Trevi Fountain, is one of the most famous in the world. Sculpted from Travertine stone quarried in Tivoli, work began in 1732 and it was finished in 1762. The most recent restoration of this beautiful and artistic edifice, was completed in 2015 at a cost of €2,2 m, and was paid for by the Italian fashion company Fendi.
The tradition of throwing coins into the fountain whilst making a wish, is thanks to the 1954 award winning movie ‘Three Coins in the Fountain’, and results in over €3,000 per day being thrown into the Trevi. This money is collected each evening, and distributed among the poor. In 2008, it was also used to open a low-cost supermarket in the city, for the needy. To ensure your return to Rome, you are supposed to throw your coin with your right hand, over your left shoulder, something which I’ve done on both my visits there. I’m sure many of you have done the same thing.
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Hope you’re all having a great Thursday.