The Trevi Fountain is a fountain in the Trevi district in Rome, Italy, designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Pietro Bracci.
The practice of throwing coins in to the Trevi Fountain comes from a couple of legends that explains why so many people are so keen on coin throwing. The first is that the throwing of a coin from the right hand over the left shoulder will ensure that you will return to Rome in the future. This legend was popularized by the American film called ““Three Coins in the Fountain” , made in 1954 and directed by Romanian director Jean Negulesco. The film was nominated for several Oscars, but only won The Best Picture one.
Have you ever wondered how much money is thrown away every day in the famous Trevi Fountain? Let`s just say: A LOT!
You`ll find out more below.
How much money does this fountain collect daily?
For coins worth nearly $ 25,000 a week in Trevi, that is about $ 1.3 million per year. Now, the question is, what happens with all these coins? Some say that they are gathered by a charity organization and are used to help different needy groups in Rome or even groups across the globe. Some others are skeptical about where the money goes, saying that many gypsies come and take them at night.
Let`s hope that these $ 1.3 million worth of coins are being given to the needy.