Italy has a free public wine fountain
If you are a wine lover, here is an amazing reason to visit the beautiful country of Italy.
An Italian town has a fountain that offers wine instead of water to guests 24/7 and it doesn't cost a cent to drink. This unique fountain can be found in Ortona, Abruzzo, south of Rome, a town known for its red Montepulciano wine grapes and specifically, it is located on an ancient pathway named for St. Thomas, the “Cammino di San Tommaso.” This trail had connected Rome to Ortona where ultimately St. Thomas himself was buried.
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The concept was brought to life by Dora Sarchese Vineyard owner Nicola D’Auria, his architect Rocco Antonini and thanks to a partnership with the non-profit that runs the Cammino di San Tommaso.
Dora Sarchese Winery offers continuously and completely free of charge red wine to guests, not for people to get drunk but as a gesture to the town. Although the 24/7 fountain is located inside a giant "wine cask" at the vineyard, it can be accessed by anyone. Moreover, the vineyard gives you the opportunity to also take a tour of the wine cellar or do a proper tasting.
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So, if you’re a wine connoisseur and you are looking for your next destination, Abruzzo is a place that definitely worths to visit.