Rome Travel Tip: Drink Water From Public Fountains Like Romans – Be Eco Conscious and Avoid Expensive Bottled Water
If you travel frequently like I do you’re always cautious about drinking tap water in different countries. If you’re not careful the bacteria and parasites in some countries drinking tap water can easily ruin your vacation.
Because I spend a great deal of time in Rome, Italy many people ask me if it is safe to drink the tap water. Well, I have good news the water in Rome it is perfectly safe to drink and it tastes good too!
The city boasts more than 2,500 fountains and most don’t realize the water coming from the fountains is clean, cold & drinkable. They are both beautiful and practical.
Not only are there 2,500 fountains there are more than 200 “nasoni” (drinking fountains or long noses as Romans call them) The first one popped up in 1874, so they have been around for a while. They are all over the city but if you’re new to Rome and cannot find one check out this handy map that will easily lead you to a “nasoni.”
When I go to Rome I make sure to pack a water bottle in my carry-on so I keep myself hydrated walking around Rome. One of my favorites is the AquaFusion® Fruit Infuser Water Bottle. There is so much fresh fruit sold in the markets in Rome I make sure to add some fruit to my water bottle before I fill it up with the cold, refreshing Roman water!
You will love the AquaFusion it’s easy to use, eco-friendly BPA-Free and leak proof. Make sure to pick up one before you leave!
With bottled water containers polluting our planet at an unprecedented rate you can avoid this waste when in Rome. At the same time you can enjoy the Roman experience and drink the healthful fresh water available at the myriad of Fountains and Nasoni you will find as explore the great city. Simply carry a convenient sized container and enjoy cool refreshment whenever you like.