The Trevi Fountain is a fountain in the Trevi district in Rome, Italy, designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Pietro Bracci. Standing 26.3 metres high and 49.15 metres wide, it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world.
Coins are purportedly meant to be thrown into the fountain using the right hand over the left shoulder and the practice of throwing coins in to the Trevi Fountain comes from a couple of legends: The first is that the throwing of a coin 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” and the second coin 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. An estimated 3,000 Euros are thrown into the fountain each day. In 2016, an estimated US $1.5 million was thrown into the fountain. The money has been used to subsidise a supermarket for Rome’s needy.