Monday, August 26, 2013

Drinking Water in Rome

It was hot. Very hot. We got desperate and we started drinking water from the fountains and became... unstoppable!  I had missed one of the greatest things, free ones I might add, in Rome 13 years before.

I've always been a buyer of bottled water (don't ask me, I don't know why exactly I had this terrible habit). In any case, it was one I wanted to break with, and I had found the perfect place to do it. The taste was just like water should taste, tasteless. And gloriously cold. 36 degrees centigrades calls for cold not lukewarm water.

It is said that the water in most European cities is quite drinkable=potable. I haven't found this to be true, not that is wasn't potable, but to me some of the waters have weird taste. I won't name places here (I don't want cities getting all angry at me), but some are really yucky. Yucky as in blah, there is no way I'll drink this even if it is free!!

Just press this button and sparkling water will come out (seriously). There is a line for this one though, but I didn't mind one bit, and neither did the other 50 people waiting!

And this quickly became our favorite past time, especially in Rome, where there are so many (apparently 2,500 water fountains). Sistine Chapel?? No way! Water was the answer.

Some were amazing like this one.

Others more simple like this one, which are called "Nasoni" because it looks like a big nose. Just cover the bottom hole and you'll be able to either drink water from it, or get all wet.

Others are to the point. Free, delicious and cold water anyone?

If you are ever in Rome, don't pass up the wonderful opportunity to drink it's amazing water. And if you have kids, then I'm very sure they'll thank you (with their smiles). Oh, and if they come running back to you all wet, don't tell me that I didn't warn you before.

Have a great Monday!!

1 comment:

  1. Bendito!!! ese es mucho...... Que fotos tan hermosas.


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