The coins thrown into the Trevi fountain in Italy are collected for charity

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Trevi Fountain is a fountain in the Trevi district in Rome, Italy.

Coins are purportedly meant to be thrown using the right hand over the left shoulder. This was the theme of 1954’s Three Coins in the Fountain and the Academy Award-winning song by that name which introduced the picture.

An estimated 3,000 Euros are thrown into the fountain each day. The coins are collected every night and given to a charity called Caritas. They spend this money to subsidize a supermarket for Rome’s needy essential items; however, there are regular attempts to steal coins from the fountain.