According to tradition, visitors to probably the world’s most famous fountain should toss three coins over their left shoulder into the water using their right hand. The first coin means that you will return to Rome, the second that you will find a new romance, and the third that you will be married.
It’s estimated that tourists throw 3,000 euros into the fountain every day. In 2016 the city authorities collected about $1.5 million from the fountain waters. The money has been used to fund a supermarket that serves the poor of Rome, the Italian Red Cross, as well as other local charities.
The Trevi Fountain is 235 years old, took 30 years to build and is massive. It’s over 160 feet wide.