There are many sights in Europe that attract millions of tourists from all over the world every year.
A great example is the Trevi Fountain in Rome. On an annual basis, the capital of Italy is visited by about 2.78 million tourists, and we can draw our own conclusions as to how many of them stop by the fountain.
And also how many of them observe the established tradition of making a wish and then throwing a coin into the fountain. Because of all this, the responsible authorities have organized the cleaning of Di Trevi twice a week – on Mondays and Fridays.
Thus, in a few hours, the fountain is emptied, and workers collect the thousands of coins found at the bottom. Videos can be seen on social media showing workers raking the coins with shovels and pouring them into special sacks.
According to delicious.com.au, €1.5 million worth of coins are collected from the Trevi Fountain each year and donated to charities.
Photo by Henry Acevedo: https://www.pexels.com/photo/fountain-di-trevi-in-rome-19009237/