Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain is an old Baroque fountain at the intersection of three roads marking one of the aqueducts that used to supply water to ancient Rome. The fountain’s scene depicts the finding of a fresh water source in 19 BC by some Roman technicians approximately 8 miles away from the city supposedly with the help of a virgin. Nowadays it is a commonly visited tourist spot. Many believe that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, you are ensured to return back to Rome. This legend collects approximately 3,000 euros a day. The money collected in the fountain is used to subsidize a supermarket for Rome’s needy however there are some that try and steal the coins right out of the fountain. Quite a nice revenue for this aqueduct landmark if you ask me.

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