NASONI

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Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen

Safe, fresh and super-cold water still free-flows out and through the 2,500 small drinking fountains placed around Rome. They are often named as Nasoni because of their nose-shaped spigots. The trick is to plug up the bottom where the water comes out, forcing it to pop out the little hole on the top of the spout like a whale’s blowhole. It becomes easily an insta-drinking fountain.

This water is brought in from outside of the city. Thanks to the aqueducts from the first century A.D, Rome has never had limited in water usage and the city’s gift to their inhabitants and its visitants is this abundance of water.

We had fun downloading this app for finding drinking fountains near us.

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