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“Little Cows of Turin” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of I toretti

I toretti
Ranked #15 of 357 things to do in Turin
Certificate of Excellence
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Milan, Italy
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Little Cows of Turin”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2012

Yeah these little cow-like fountains are almost everywhere in Turin! You don't need to visit them just when you feel thirsty go and drink some water!!

Visited December 2012
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Turin, Italy
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“The water of the poor people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

The "toretti" are the green, little fountains, characterized by a bull head, that you can find (if you look for them, they are rare!) only in Turin. Their ever-fresh, ever-flowing water is a balsam for poor people, flushed children, pigeons and dogs, in particular during the hot season. they are located, generally, in squares and parks but they are threatened by extinction and are going to be replaced with more functional fountains with water "on demand".

Visited September 2012
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Torino
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109 reviews
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“It would not be Torino without Toretti”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

In the hot summer days they are like a mirage! Their cold water is so refreshing and tasty that they will be your best drink of the day :) There were people that wanted to remove them, but they were probably just ignorant politicians that did not know what's in the heart of the Torinesi. They have been criticized as a waste of water, and if they had some kind of "faucet" that allowed to keep them closed it would probably make some people happy. To me, their green bull shape, the fresh water, and their habit of "appearing" where you would not expecting them is always a nice surprise. The "turet" are in the heart of Torino, and we love them :)

Visited April 2012
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Turin, Italy
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“tipical from Turin”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

Only in Turin you can find this kind of fountains!!

Visited February 2012
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Turin, Piemonte, Italy
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“Wish they were in every city in the world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

Oh, how wonderful it is to be thirsty and find in front of you a fountain of pure water.
This bull face fountains are in different points in the city waiting for you to drink from them. Fresh cold water, very good and tasty (as tasty as water can get I mean).
You can look for maps with all the locations on line and they can make your waking adventure a lot easier.
Carry with you an empty bottle that you can refill and be a green turist. It is good for you, for the world and for your pocket. :)

Visited January 2012
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