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Is tab water drinkable in Italy?

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Is tab water drinkable in Italy?

Can somebody tell me whether tab water is drinkable in Italy? If not, then I will have to buy bottle water

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1. Re: Is tab water drinkable in Italy?

Yes, it is.

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2. Re: Is tab water drinkable in Italy?

Absolutely, and you don't smell chlorine like US city water. No need to buy overpriced bottled water.

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3. Re: Is tab water drinkable in Italy?

I usually buy one bottle of water- the size that I like to carry- at a supermarket and then refill it from the tap the rest of the time.

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4. Re: Is tab water drinkable in Italy?

What's tab water? ; )

tap water is fine, but I do love frizzante!

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5. Re: Is tab water drinkable in Italy?

It's fine and depending where you go it can be better or worse (taste wise). Florence's water is hard and (i find) a bit smelly. I have a filter at home which makes it more drinkable. The locals live off bottled water but the tap water is perfectly safe.

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6. Re: Is tab water drinkable in Italy?

Put " Drinking Water " in the search box on this page,

It is a very oft asked question,

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7. Re: Is tab water drinkable in Italy?

The tap water is safe but not particularly palatable, but I drink bottled mineral water, particularly gassata, wherever I am - even at home, I like to think that I can justify this, (financially) because I never buy soft drinks such as Coke.

One thing to remember though, if a tap is labelled "not potabile" it means the water is not for consumption, whereas "potabile" means it's safe to drink.

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8. Re: Is tab water drinkable in Italy?

Re above - I meant, of course, "NON potabile" , I don't think you will see "not potabile"

Sorry!

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9. Re: Is tab water drinkable in Italy?

Lady B - like this perhaps?

www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/126961104

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10. Re: Is tab water drinkable in Italy?

Peter, I didn't have anything quite so picturesque in mind, but I did mean "non potabile" and not "not potabile" - my mistake :-)