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Every penny thrown into Rome’s Trevi fountain goes to help the city’s poor –over a million each year

Every year, the more than €1 million in coins thrown into the Trevi Fountain in Rome are hoovered up to feed, clothe, and house the city’s poor.

Completed in 1762, the marble marvel is one of the Eternal City’s most popular attractions. Commissioned in the 1730s by Nicola Salvi, it depicts the taming of waters.

Oceanus the Sea God, is pulled by a shell chariot of seahorses, all around which lie shells, coral, fishes, and other …

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