The Trevi Fountain
No Roman tour is ever complete without making a stop at Trevi Fountain -- one of Rome’s most visited landmarks. The stunning architectural design and flamboyant Baroque style details boasted by Trevi Fountain are not the main reasons why thousands of tourists flock here. Everyday, you’ll find eager visitors tossing coins to the fountain -- an act that could ensure a person’s quick return to Rome.
Trevi Fountain, a commanding attraction in Quirinale District of Rome, is one of the world’s most gorgeous fountains. This famous fountain almost looks ethereal with the beautiful aquamarine water and the majestic statue of the sea god Neptune. When the fountain was first constructed in 19 BC, its purpose is purely functional -- to provide water to the Romans. However, a new tradition was started -- locals would throw coins to appease the gods. Today, tourists throw coins in to ensure a quick return to rome. Those looking for love can throw in a second coin.
The Trevi Fountain makes EUR 3,000 daily. Where does the money go? Coins thrown in the fountain all goes to Caritas, a charity institution that provides food assistance to the poor. Sure, the shimmering coins are tempting but know that fishing money out of the fountain is a huge crime in Rome.
The fame of Trevi Fountain is immortalized by Anita Ekberg’s cavorting scene in the hit movie La Dolce Vita. The fountain can get pretty busy during the day -- it is suggested that visitors come during the night.