The nasone is a public drinking water fountain widely spread in Rome. With a cylindrical shape and equipped with a curved tap, often perforated in the center, which recalls the shape of a nose.
The oldest examples were equipped with three dragon-shaped taps such as the one in Piazza del Pantheon.
This fountain is considered a symbol of Rome where over 5 thousand specimens of nasoni have been registered.
The "big nose" at the Circus Maximus