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Top 3 Things to Wish for in The Trevi Fountain

by | Lifestyle

When in Rome, there are a few things that everyone has to do—they are the unwritten, unspoken laws of traveling in Italy. One of those universally accepted laws is that you must cast your wish into the Trevi Fountain. But why? Well, superstition holds true that tossing three coins into the Trevi Fountain will ensure that you return to Rome, strike up a new romance, and marry the person of your dreams. If you’ve already been to Rome several times, and you’ve met the man or woman of your dreams and married him or her, then what is there left to wish for?

Obviously, you can wish for whatever you’d like. And don’t worry about wasting any coins in the fountain. The coins are collected each night and redistributed toward funding a special supermarket to serve the poor with the help of the Italian Red Cross.

But, if you are wondering what to wish for when you’re tossing your coins into the Trevi Fountain, consider these three great options:

Wish for World Peace

This one really goes without explaining. World peace is world peace. Who wouldn’t be for it? And, if it doesn’t come about as a result of your coin tossing, at least you’ve inadvertently donated to a worthy local cause. That’s one step in the right direction toward making that wish come true!

Wish for Freedom

Not for yourself. If you’re already on vacation in Italy, and you can afford to literally throw money away, you have the kind of freedom that 98 percent of the world only dreams about. When you find yourself wanting for something to wish for at the edge of the Trevi Fountain, wish for freedom for those who have yet to attain it.

Then, when you get home from your trip, start kicking it into action and work to help others find their freedom. What better wish fulfillment is there than a job well done, after all?

Wish for More Wishes

Okay, this one is kind of a cop-out. But, the truth is: wishing for more wishes only means that you have the capacity to dream bigger than the fountain will allow.

When in Rome, it’s only appropriate to dream big and live bigger. So go ahead, make whatever wish your heart desires!


  1. Chris Alvarez

    Wish for more wishes ????

  2. Trenelle

    Wow!!! I definitely have to make a trip here. Can’t wait to build those memories

  3. Jessiknows

    Wish for freedom … for others! Awesome selfless mindset!!!

  4. Scarlett Gomez-Galvan

    Wish for a better future for myself and my family and build a legacy like your family.

  5. Chris Garcia

    Definitely want to go here with my wife and our future kids. Being world travelers and adventure chasers!

  6. Eddie

    Love it! “dream big, live bigger”!

  7. Michelle

    When I was a child, I would imagine what my three wishes would be if I ever ran into a genie. One wish was to have an infinite number of wishes. I guess that wish came true! All things that have been created did start in the mind by wishing and dreaming, which later became a reality. I will wish to my heart’s content!

  8. Jayson evangelista

    Great article, thank you glen and joya for everything you do. My wife and i apreciate you both!

  9. David

    Man, this article is great! I appreciate your heart and humor. Keep it coming!

  10. Andy Cedillo

    Wish I was in Rome with Glen and Joya. I’m blessed to know them.

  11. Aaron

    Wish for more wishes.
    I love that!

  12. Dion Richardson

    Nothing like freedom! When we have that, we can truly make the world better.

  13. Kirby

    Truly an incredible and inspirational couple!

  14. Jose

    That’s beautiful !!!
    It’s wonderful that the fountain funds such a great program! More wishes please ???

  15. Marilyn

    Fantastic husband -✔️
    Travel ✔️
    Bless others ✔️✔️✔️✔️
    Wish for more wishes?

  16. Wana

    Can’t wait to be traveling the world with you guys! You guys are the best mentors.

  17. Alpana Gowdar

    Brilliant! Obsessing over wishing freedom for everyone is absolutely a gift that keeps on giving.

  18. Chianne

    I can’t wait to visit the Trevi Fountain. Thanks for the tips! 🙂

  19. Duke P.

    Wow, this a now a must on our list of places to travel soon! Love it!

  20. Kristin Gonzales

    The first time I went to Rome was truly unforgettable, and what I thought would be a once in a lifetime opportunity. But thanks to my mentors, I’ll be able to return to Rome, and this time, move at my own pace instead of cramming everything into three days!

  21. Camille Ho

    Seeing the Trevi fountain was one of my favorite parts of Rome. I can’t wait until my husband and I are retired and can go back with our kids!

  22. LaNeida Briggs

    These are awesome wishes, ones that support others’ dreams and put no limits on your own. I can’t wait to visit and toss in a few coins myself!

  23. Eric

    Very beautiful!

  24. Eduard

    Awesome place to visit!

  25. Anna

    Definitely going there! Thank you for helping us dream build even more!

  26. Kayla

    We will go there and wish for this and more! Thank you for all you do and for working hard to help others wish for more wishes and accomplish them! Love you!

  27. Tiara

    I definitely will be doing this! What an awesome idea ???

  28. Ashley Stutzman

    Great perspective! Blessed to have the kind of freedom that 98% of the world dreams about and hope to make an impact for them as well!

  29. Alex Olson

    To be able to live on 20% of your income and to give the 80% away to causes we believe in, and help people to do the same, man this world will change.

  30. june

    I have been here twice but cant wait to go again!!

  31. Yvonne F.

    Yes!! I wish for freedom for everyone in the world who doesn’t have the choices we have. Thank you for your incredible example and for teaching me to dream bigger!!

  32. Jenn

    Can’t wait to take my kids there!

  33. Leslie

    Incredible insight!