Geocaching as a tourist doubles the joy of sightseeing. Not only do you see what all other tourists see, but you unlock a hidden a treasure along the way.
Fontana di Trevi (GC1QC5D) offers Italian tourists the chance to see the fabled fountain just north of the city center and log a smiley nearby.
The cache was hidden by nemrodek in 2009. The difficulty two, terrain one has been found by geocachers visiting Rome from around the world. Fontana di Trevi has been logged more than 2000 times – making it one of the most popular geocaches in all of Italy.
The cache page understates the obvious, warning that the “cache is in an extremely muggled area.” Some other advice on the cache page offer geocachers a chance to potentially return to Rome. The cache page reads, “Legend has it you will return to Rome if you throw a coin into the water. You should toss it over your shoulder with your back to the fountain.”
One log reads, “Yes – we are in Rome – and we are not only looking at all the fantastic sites and monuments of ancient history… we’re also searching some geocaches… surprisingly easy to get and hide again – though there are quadrillions of people around – but they’re all just staring at the fountain. Good for us. 🙂 ”
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