It’s a must for every tourist in Rome to throw a coin or two into the Trevi Fountain. Every year, the equivalent of one million euros ends up in it. But what happens to the money?
Some 1.4 million euros (1.5 million dollars) collected from Rome's Trevi Fountain last year have been donated to Catholic charity Caritas.
After announcing hefty fines for snacking tourists, the Italian capital has now dispatched patrols to enforce behavior. Several tourists have been seen bathing in the fountain.
Every year, millions of tourists throw coins into Rome's Trevi Fountain. Legend says that in doing so, you ensure a return to the eternal city. But what actually happens to all the money thrown into the waters?
Tourists climbing on Rome's historic fountains or using them as picnic sites will face fines ranging from 40 to 240 euros (45 to 270 dollars), Mayor Virginia Raggi announced Monday, in a bid to preserve public decorum.
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