PM Modi, several world leaders visit iconic Trevi Fountain in Rome on sidelines of G20 summit
The fountain is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy. The historical fountain has drawn many filmmakers, who have popularised the Baroque art-styled monument as the epitome of a romantic setting.
On the sidelines of the G20 conference, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other world leaders paid a visit to the iconic Trevi Fountain in Rome on Sunday. The fountain is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy. The historical fountain has drawn many filmmakers, who have popularised the Baroque art-styled monument as the epitome of a romantic setting. "The second day of the #G20RomeSummit begins with a walk to a symbolic location in the city: Trevi Fountain, one of the world's most beautiful fountains and famous for the traditional coin toss. #G20Italia," G20 Italy issued a tweet on Sunday.
It is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world, standing 26.3 metres high and 49.15 metres broad. According to a video posted by the G20 Italy, the delegation also threw a coin from over their shoulder into the fountain. It is said that if you throw a coin over your shoulder into the fountain's water, you will return to Rome. After visiting the iconic fountain, Modi will hold a bilateral discussion with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. He will also attend a Sustainable Development seminar and a 'Supply Chain Resilience' event.
On the invitation of Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, the prime minister is attending the G20 Summit in Rome from October 30-31. Italy has held the G20 leadership since December of last year. The G20 is a world-leading forum that brings together the world's largest economies. Its members are responsible for more than 80% of global GDP, 75% of international commerce, and 60% of its population. Since 1999, the forum has convened annually, and since 2008, it has included a yearly summit attended by the various leaders of state and government.
The heads of state and government of G20 member nations, the European Union, other invited countries, and representatives from various international organisations will attend the Rome summit. The conference will be centred on the theme 'People, Planet, Prosperity,' emphasising pandemic recovery and strengthening global health governance. Modi will fly from Rome to Glasgow on Sunday to attend the World Leaders Summit of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's 26th Conference of Parties.