Architetture Storiche > Fontane di Roma
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   
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