It’s no novel thought to toss a silver into a fountain and make a wish, though there’s something quite regretful about doing so during a Trevi Fountain in Rome.
The fable comes from a 1950s Academy Award-winning film “Three Coins in a Fountain”: Throw a silver into a famed Fontana di Trevi, regarded as a many pleasing Baroque fountain in all of Italy, and you’ll one day lapse to revisit Rome.
Toss in dual some-more coins and you’ll be met with new intrigue and, eventually, a pleasing Roman wedding.
It might seem a stupid traveller attraction, though millions of visitors group to a 18th-century landmark any year to extract in a tradition. In fact, a fountain fills adult so fast that Rome’s city workers brush a building each night to collect a day’s loot.
Throughout 2016 they collected $1.5 million, according to NBC News, income that has prolonged been sent to Caritas, a Catholic nonprofit that supports causes around a universe associated to health, disaster relief, poverty, and migration.
Keep reading to learn some-more about a fountain’s history, how a coins are collected, and what a income is used for.