Sunday, May 1, 2011
Rome on $85 a Day – Rome's Free Drink Service
This is the only city in the world with some two thousand drinking fountains erected solely for the public. These humble fountains, simple cast iron structures, are known locally as nasoni (big noses), but they offer a liquid treat that is always free and always available.
Practicalities – The water from these underground wells is deliciously cold and perfectly safe to drink. When you see one of these oddly shaped fountains and the water is running, don't hesitate to fill your water bottle.