Trevi fountain coins diverted from charity to city hall coffers

Trevi fountain coins diverted from charity to city hall coffers
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Rome city hall takes Trevi Fountain coins away from charity

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Rome city council is going ahead with plans to keep money collected from the famous Trevi fountain.

Previously, the €1.5 million thrown into the fountain each year by tourists has gone to a charity for the poor.

Now Rome's mayor wants to put the money into the town hall's coffers. The move will see the city take control of the coins from 1 April 2019, directing the funds into municipal "assistance and solidarity projects."

The plan was first mooted in late 2017 by the cash-strapped city council, led by mayor Virginia Raggi of the populist Movimento 5 Stelle, but the proposal was delayed for a year following widespread criticism.

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