Keeping cool - water fountains in Rome

The heat is well and truly on right now. Earlier today, Rome reached temperatures around 38 degree C! Thankfully, Romans have been through all this before and have a pretty handy solution. What do you need when it's baking hot? Water.

(image from www.nasoneroma.com)

There are over 2000 of these water fountains, called 'nasoni', dotted around Rome. The water is perfectly drinkable, and often lovely and cool (thanks to all those underground channels).

There are a few maps detailing where all these fountains are in Rome, some of which are incomplete. The best I've found so far are on the acea website (they are a water utility company), here. You can even download a map to take around with you on your travels. Let me know if you find a better one somewhere.

All you need is an empty water bottle, and you're good to go!

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