Roman drinking fountain. The water that is continually flowing out of those little fountains found around the streets of Rome is refreshing and safe to drink. It flows down from the mountain springs outside the city and is quite good. These small fountains are called "il nasone" by the Romans because the curved pipe resembles a "big nose".
As well as these, the water in the larger, decorative fountains is also safe to drink, unless there is a sign posted "acqua non potabile." Mind you do not bathe in them. If you are caught in a fountain, you can expect a trip to the police station and a fine of at least 500 euro.
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