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Nicola Salvi was commissioned to design the Trevi Fountain in 1731. During the construction of the fountain, an overly critical Barber would mock Salvi on his inexperience and in his opinion, gaudy, Baroque design.
The mockery didn’t stop Salvi from believing in his design and he continued with his work, as the barber too, continued with his suggestions. Inspired by his pent up frustration, Salvi put up a Barber’s cup on the left platform of the fountain, blocking the barbers’s view of the magnificent creation. If he cannot see it, he cannot easily mock it. Today the cup is referred to in Italian as “Asso di Coppa” meaning “Ace of Cups” “To avoid criticism
Or, you can bet on yourself, pull an “Asso di Coppa” and Carpe Diem per usual...