18 facts about Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountain
11.The fountain's central figure is a titan from Greek mythology - Okeanos.
Okeanos is accompanied by two Tritons, one of who is calm and the other in a rage. Okeanos is trying to tame the disobedient Triton.
12.The tritons in the fountain are said to symbolize the characteristics of the sea, which can be either calm or rough.
13.The Trevi Fountain was restored in 1988, 1998, and 2014 - 2015, with work done to clean the stone of sediment caused by smog.
14.The fashion house Fendi sponsored the 2014 - 1015 restoration work.
It took 20 months to restore the fountain to its former glory. It was the most extensive of any restoration work done to date. The cost of the project was 2.2 million euros. More than 100 LED lights were installed around the fountain to illuminate the object at night during work.
15.According to legend, throwing the appropriate number of coins into the fountain is said to ensure the fulfillment of a wish for the thrower.
The tossing of one coin is supposed to ensure a return to Rome, two coins - romance, and three coins - marriage. For the request to be fulfilled, the money should be thrown with the right hand over the left shoulder.
16.About 3,000 euros are thrown into the fountain by tourists every day.
The removal of coins from the fountain is prohibited by law.
17.Money is regularly fished out of the fountain by municipal services.
It is used for charitable purposes and preserving the city's monuments.
18.Bathing in the Trevi Fountain is forbidden and punishable by law.

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