Monday, August 17, 2009

Day 71, Rome

We all know that the State of the Vatican City is a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the city of Rome, the capital city of Italy… lets make a quick stop over at the Trevi Fountain in the Trevi rione in Rome, Italy. Standing 25.9 meters (85 feet) high and 19.8 meters (65 feet) wide, it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city.
Why are we here?

Well, a traditional legend holds that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, they are ensured a return to Rome.
Since we all want to return to Italy….to see the country with the highest number of UNESCO sites in the world…. it is lucky to throw your coins with one's right hand over one's left shoulder into the Trevi Fountain… throw your coins guys…
One coin …we will return to Rome…two coins will lead to a new romance and three will ensure either a marriage (or divorce)……
Approximately 3,000 euros are thrown into the fountain each day. The money has been used to subsidize a supermarket for Rome's needy. However, there are regular attempts to steal coins from the fountain…….

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