The throwing of coins into the Trevi Fountain in Rome is a popular ritual that tourists from all over the globe just love to take part in. 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.
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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.
The second legend was the inspiration behind the film “Three Coins in the Trevi Fountain“. This legend claims that you should throw three coins into the fountain. The first coin guarantees your return to Rome, the second will ensure a new romance, and the third will ensure marriage.
The municipality of Rome collects the coins from the Trevi Fountain every day to prevent them from being stolen. They have also created a fund in order to finance a supermarket for the poor people of Rome with the help of Italy’s Red Cross charity.
The Trevi Fountain is one of Rome’s most well-known monuments; it became even more famous thanks to the film “La Dolce Vita”. The entire area around the fountain is steeped in history with incredible architecture. The area is a great place for visitors to stay and there are plenty of accommodation options that will suit all budgets. You can stay in a backpacker hostel or a Rome boutique hotel depending on your needs.