Rome may pocket Trevi cash
THE city of Rome could pocket coins thrown into the Trevi Fountain as it faces debts of more than €13.6billion (£12billion).
Traditionally, the money thrown into the 300-year-old fountain, estimated at around €1million (£880,000) a year, has gone to Caritas, a Catholic charity.
However, Italian media reports have suggested that Virginia Raggi, the city’s mayor, is considering using the money for worthy projects picked by a city council working party. According to legend, throwing one coin in the fountain means that you will return to Rome; two suggests a new romance and three will lead to marriage.
The Baroque masterpiece, designed by Nicola Salvi, with additions by Pietro Bracci, was completed in 1762.