If you don’t know the Trevi Fountain by name, you’ll know it by sight. The magnificent Trevi Fountain in Rome is one of the best-known fountains in the world, and throwing a coin into the water has become a popular ritual for tourists who believe, or would like to believe, that their wish will come true.
If you want to make a wish at the Trevi Fountain there is a small ritual you need to follow. First, have a coin ready to throw, turn your back to the fountain and throw the coin with your right hand over your left shoulder. This is said to ensure you will return to Rome in the future.
There is also another legend associated with the fountain that inspired the film Three Coins in the Trevi Fountain. To do this ritual, you’ll need three points to throw into the fountain. The first coin will guarantee you return to Rome, just like the first ritual. The second coin will get you a new romance, and the third will guarantee marriage.
In recent years, the municipality of Rome collects the coins each day to prevent them being stolen and puts them into a fund to stock a supermarket for low-income families and the homeless in Rome, with the help of the Red Cross.
The Trevi Fountain is a popular location for film crews, which has fueled its popularity with tourists. Being in Rome, there is plenty more to do and see to tick off your bucket list, so make sure you plan out your trip to Rome to get the most out of your time there.
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