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Big trouble on the world-famous attraction: - stealing from the poor

Pasta-the nation is almost always equal trouble, and this time it is the mayor of Rome, Virginia Raggi, who ended up in the middle of the whirlwind. Every day

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Big trouble on the world-famous attraction: - stealing from the poor

Pasta-the nation is almost always equal trouble, and this time it is the mayor of Rome, Virginia Raggi, who ended up in the middle of the whirlwind.

Every day, throw the thousands of tourists money in the fountain Fontana di Trevi, as it, according to legend, will mean a return to the city one day.

An old tradition, which originated in filmklassikeren 'Three Coins in the Fountain', but what is to be done with all the money?

Each year, will total about 1.4 million euros (10.5 million dollars red.) up of the emerald green water, and since 2006 has the money gone to charity.

The catholic church organization Caritas Italiana has in 12 years distributed more than 100 million crowns has been picked up from the fountain, but it's over now.

In april the money will go to Rome's municipality, which will use the money to renovate the ailing infrastructure of the city.

And it has created trouble.

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10. January, the Virginia Raggi, with the pope in the Vatican. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix

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The christian newspaper Avvenire brought Saturday a front page with the words 'they steal from the poor', and since then, the debate has been raging in Italy.

Several Italian media has written about the case, and the mayor of Virginia Raggi is being hung out as a 'villain'. But the mayor of the Italian capital keeps fixed. The money will now go to the kommunekassen instead of Caritas Italiana.

And it has been the charity to write a thank you to their supporters on Facebook.

'Dear friends. The decision to take the money from the Fontana di Trevi and give them to the local authority has resulted in numerous opinions from journalists, politicians, priests, and citizens. We would like to thank all of you for your confidence in Caritas and we can assure you that we will continue to ensure justice and dignity for those who suffer,' they write, among other things in the advertisement.


It is not the first time that Virginia Raggi has ended up in trouble. The member of the Movimento 5 Stelle was elected as mayor in 2016, and her new style and the charm of the exterior took at that time the population by storm.

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Photo: AP

She does not look like the classic gray politician in Italy, and it created hope, but already two years later the criticism of her has grown, and in October the total of thousands of people to demonstrate.

the Citizens of Rome were unhappy with the dilapidated roads, and problems with garbage in the city.

the Fountain was begun in 1732 and completed in 1762.

the Trevi fountain obtained the world renown of 57 years ago.

Here was the backdrop for a filmscene, where the Swedish Anita Ekberg in filmklassikeren 'La Dolce Vita' ('The sweet life') jumps in the basin.

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