Rome eyes Trevi coins

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

IN A sign of the times in Rome the city’s cash-strapped ad­min­is­tra­tion is eye­ing the coins tossed by tourists into the cel­e­brated Trevi Foun­tain.

Pre­vi­ously swept up and handed over to Catholic char­ity Car­i­tas, the coins, which can amount to as much as a mil­lion eu­ros a year, will now be claimed by Mayor Vir­ginia Raggi for projects to be de­cided by a city hall work­ing group.

Tra­di­tion is that any­one who throws change into the foun­tain will re­turn to the Eter­nal City.

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