Thursday, 5 September 2013

Acqua Potabile

We all know it's important to keep hydrated in the summer time, especially when living through a heatwave and being a tourist at the same time. While we were in Venice and Florence we were sure to buy a large, I'm talking 2L bottle, of water daily and it would be consumed within an hour. For someone who is terrible at remembering to drink enough water each day, this was surprisingly an easy task for me. When we arrived in Rome it was a whole new game all thanks to Acqua Potabile; the fountains of Rome 

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Found all over the city, dotting the streets of Rome were these wonderful fountains. Some were big, others were small, some were just a simple spout and many were ornately stone carved features that drew crowds in admiration and thirst.

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Before you ask, yes they are safe to drink from. So keep those euro coins rattling around in your pocket and fill up your empty bottle at the next fountain you see.

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The water is ever flowing, cool and refreshing. I was always a bit worried that it would taste a bit funny, but not once was I disappointed. 
I wish this was something we had more of in London. When we landed at Stansted Airport at the end of the trip I refilled my water bottle at a drinking fountain next to the airport loos, took a big gulp and sure enough EEUCK! Funny tasting water.

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  1. When I was in Venice several years ago these fountains were all over the place and we filled our bottles over and over. Wouldn't it be great if they were everywhere.

    1. We must have been too dehydrated to notice these elusive fountains in Venice, but I agree, they should be everywhere.


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