359. Trevi Fountain

IMG_6035 (480x640)One of the most famous fountains in the world, according to legend if you throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain you are guaranteed a return to Rome. According to wikipedia, an estimated 3,000 euros are thrown into the fountain each day. The money has been used to subsidize a supermarket for Rome’s needy. I probably would have been more inclined to partake in the tradition on that basis, than a local legend, or hollywood myths of romance!

On the topic of Hollywood myths, I had the impression that perhaps it would be found on a popular thoroughfare where you’d get a great view of it, having seen movies where actors just stumble across it. In actual fact, it takes up almost the entire square it is found on, and is a bit of a treck through little alley ways to find. Not that that means it is difficult, being such a big tourist attractions.

My Trevi Fountain experience was also absolutely nothing like ‘La Dolce Vita’ as it was absolutely swarming people all trying to take their photos and throw their coins.  Nothing like a bunch of tourists elbowing you left right and centre to get their perfect photo to ruin the magic. That and being borderline assaulted with people aggressively demanding I take photos for them.