The Water Fountains of Rome

September 2, 2015

If you go to Rome, don’t buy water. You won’t need to. All you need is a water bottle, no matter how hot it is or how much water you drink. That is because fresh spring drinking water is free and plentiful all over Rome, no matter where you are. Hear that Detroit? It’s a human right.

There are approximately 2,500 of these fountains throughout the city…Most of which were created in the 1800’s but the concept dates back to Roman times. The modern ones are called Nasoni (see the third picture) and bear the stamp ‘SPQR’

The water comes from the reservoir that is the same one that delivers tap water throughout the city.

I can honestly say, I have never been so well hydrated in my life. The water was fresh and cool and even better tasting than the water in NYC. I wish more places had this approach to water. I miss them!

 

 

 

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