The fountain, one of the most famous in the world, designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Giuseppe Pannini, nearly 300 years old, is visited by millions of tourists every year. It is a tradition of throwing coins. Every year nearly €1.5m (£1.3m) is fished out of the famous landmark. It was traditionally given to a Catholic charity to help the destitute but City councillors have approved a change and it is due to take place in April. They followed Mayor Virginia Raggi who wants the money spent on the city’s crumbling infrastructure instead. The Catholic charity Caritas says the loss of income will hit the poor
. Many Italians also have taken to social media to ask the council to reconsider this decision. Ms Raggi took control of Rome in 2016 and became unpopular being criticized for failing to tackle the indebted city’s issues. In October lat year, thousands of protesters gathered outside city hall to denounce Ms Raggi for failing to address problems including uncollected rubbish and potholed roads. What will be the final answer about the money collected from the Trevi fountain it’s not predictable now.