Piazza Navona and The Trevi Fountain
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September 13th, 2001 – by: Boston_Babe
Piazza Navona is a large, lively square filled with artists and musicians and lined with wonderful cafes, restaurants, gelaterias and shops.
Speaking of fountains, The Trevi Fountain, Rome's largest, is also one not to be missed. It marks the endpoint of an ancient aqueduct that supplied water to Rome for over four hundred years. Legend says that whoever throws a coin into the Trevi Fountain is ensured a return trip to Rome, and further, that two coins tossed will bring a new romance and three coins tossed will lead to marriage or divorce. Although some say you must simply throw three coins from your right hand over your left shoulder in the Trevi Fountain for good luck. The coins are collected every night, about 3000 Euro a day, and used to help the needy. Unfortuantely, attempts at stealing coins from the fountain are regular, some even using magnetized poles.
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