Essential Travel Experience #13 – Throw a Coin in the Trevi Fountain

           In 1954, the movie Three coins in a fountain came out and immortalized the idea of throwing a coin into the Trevi Fountain in Rome, as a way of insuring that you will return to Rome. Today, if you visit the Trevi, hundreds of tourists can be seen tossing a coin over their shoulder, into the fountain.

        Rome is one of the world’s great cities; it is certainly one of my favorites. Where else can you round the corner of a narrow street and find yourself staring at an 3000 year old obelisk, or the ruins of a Roman building?

        It is known as the Eternal City and for very good reasons. Despite its age and the storms it has weathered, it is still vibrant and alive and extremely proud and protective of its heritage.

        Go to Rome, if you have not already done so, and delight in the incredible attractions of the city, but don’t forget to throw your coin in the fountain before you leave. Because the movie and the tossing of the coin is all about love and Rome is a city designed with and for love. It is enchanting!

Trevi Fountain


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