Italy Inaugurates First Ever 24-Hour, Free-Flowing Wine Fountain
A vineyard in Italy has opened a free wine fountain with local red flowing 24/7, in a bid to give tourists a warmer welcome and a literal taste of what the region has to offer. The “fontana del vino,” described by the Dora Sarchese vineyard as a “welcome” that is “poetry,” is located in Caldari di Ortona, in Abruzzo, along a popular pilgrimage route, the Cammino di San Tommaso, The Local reported.
This amazing fountain’s launch is part of a joint endeavor with a non-profit organization that maintains the Cammino di San Tommaso pilgrimage route. (Thousands of pilgrims and tourists make the journey from Rome to Ortona each year to visit the city’s cathedral where the remains of Thomas, one of Jesus’s disciples, are kept.)
While other wine fountains have previously been introduced in Italy, this is being promoted as the first “proper” one that offers a 24/7 flow. Visitors should still drink sensibly: it is noted that the fountain is not a place for “drunkards” or “louts.”—Relaxnews