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.
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.
For many in India's Kolkata city, Mother Teresa had already acquired sainthood during her lifetime. For them, the forthcoming declaration of her sainthood by Pope Francis on Sunday is merely a matter of formality.
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