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Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy

The Trevi Fountain was created by architect Nicola Salvi and the sculptures were created by Pietro Bracci. The central figure is of the god Neptun - lord of fresh water and sea in Roman religion. Beside him there are two female figures symbol of Abundance and Health.

During construction of the fountain there was a barber shop. The barber constantly criticized the work of Salvi. Until one day the architect put a large marble vase to make sure that the fountain is completely hidden from his point of view.

The Trevi Fountain is full of small coins thrown by tourists for luck. It is cleaned regularily by city authorities. Annually they collect more than one million euros. The money is donated to charity. Picking up money from the public fountains is illegal in Italy.