Rome city council and church row over coins from Trevi fountain

Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy
Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy Image: RoyFokker (wikimedia)

A row has broken out between the mayor of Rome and the Roman Catholic Church over what should happen to coins retrieved from the Trevi fountain.

Every year nearly €1.5m (£1.3m) is fished out of the famous landmark. It is traditionally given to a Catholic charity to help the destitute.

But now Mayor Virginia Raggi wants the money spent on the city’s crumbling infrastructure instead.

Read the full article at the BBC.

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