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Italian town unveils working wine fountain

By T.K. Randall
October 21, 2016 · Comment icon 4 comments

Visitors to the town can enjoy copious amounts of free wine. Image Credit: Jon Sullivan
Installed in Ortona, Abruzzo, the fountain offers an inexhaustible supply of wine to thirsty visitors.
The town, which is situated to the south of Rome, is well known for its red Montepulciano wine grapes which have been used to produce wine in the region for over 2,500 years.

Now thanks to a special collaboration between winemaker Dora Sarchese Vini and an organisation which promotes a popular pilgrimage route known as 'The Way of St. Thomas', a fully operational wine fountain has been constructed in the town which visitors can drink from free of charge.
Designed by architect Rocco Valentini, the fountain remains open to the public 24 hours a day.

Those looking to drink a little too much wine from it however have been warned to keep away as the fountain is intended primarily for pilgrims traveling through the region.

The fountain itself is in fact a 'gift' to St Thomas - one of the disciples of Jesus.

Source: Smithsonian Magazine | Comments (4)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by freetoroam 7 years ago
HUH! what a let down, I was hoping to see something like this:       (note to self: cancel Italy trip)
Comment icon #2 Posted by OverSword 7 years ago
I could just imagine that in downtown Seattle.  What a nightmare.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Big Jim 7 years ago
A good place for winos and pigeons to get together.
Comment icon #4 Posted by third_eye 7 years ago
Bacchus is pleased ... now where's the Orgy ? ~

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