Trevi Fountain

 

The Trevi Fountain is a fountain in Rome, Italy. It was designed by the Italian architect Nicola Salvi. It is the largest Baroque fountain in Rome. It is more than 26 meters tall and almost 50 meters wide. It is a very popular tourist attraction, and is one of the most famous fountains in the world. You might have seen this fountain on TV or in a movie, but did you know it is tradition to throw a coin into the fountain? It is said that if you throw a coin into the fountain, you will have a safe return trip to Rome.

Recently, many visitors have been throwing money into the fountain. In fact, about $3500 is collected out of the fountain every day! Because there is so much money in the fountain, it has to be guarded 24 hours a day by the police. All the money collected from the fountain is given to a local charity. If you ever get the chance to visit this beautiful fountain, don’t forget to throw a coin in!



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