If you walk around Rome today, you will notice public fountains everywhere. Fountains of all sizes with great stone and marble sculptures. In the middle of piazzas or around popular places, do a 360 and you’re bound to notice a fountain. However, these aren’t the only types of fountains in Rome. Rome is home to around 2,500 little fountains that function as sources of drinking water. These are called “Nasoni”, meaning “Big nose”, or “Fontanelle”, meaning “little fountains”. They sit on the ground at about three feet tall. These fountains are constantly flowing with cold, potable water.
If you plan on visiting Rome, bring your favorite water bottle with you. Actually, now that I think about it, save the space. A water bottle isn’t needed. While touring the city it seems like one of these little fountains pop up whenever you’re thirsty. What’s even more realistic is that you’re passing them left and right, but you don’t notice them until you become thirsty. Either way, if you’re in Rome, take advantage of the ingenuity displayed by ancient Romans. Take advantage of the waterways that were built about 2000 years ago. Take a break. Drink more water. Do as the Romans do.