The drinking fountains know as ‘Nasoni’ or big noses because of the characteristic design. Most fountains have metal spout at mid-height which looks like a nose. When you close the spout with your finger the water splashes and you can drink water easily. It also called a fontanella which means small fountain.
The little fountains made of cast iron and stand about 1 meter. It has many different designs such as dragons, lions and wolves.
In 1870’s first nasoni was installed to provide water for citizens in Rome. There are approximately 2.500 nasoni in Rome today.
Especially hot summer days, you can drink water to keep yourself hydrated. You can drink safetly because the water comes directly from the mountains which is a cold, pure and fresh water. It is a plain water which is not contaminated chemicals.