This Italian Town Has Installed a 24/7 Free Wine Fountain
The Italian town of Caldari di Ortana has installed a 24/7 free wine fountain opened to anyone. Located in the region of Abruzzo, a region well-known for its good wines and amazing food, this small town offers a small delight for locals and tourists who simply want to get away from it all, even if it’s just for a little while.
The entire region of Abruzzo is covered in vineyards, making it a must see sight for travelers from all over the world. The newly installed non-stop free red wine fountain is located right in the middle of the city and, as you can imagine, the crowds, much like the wine, have been pouring since the news got out.
Caldari di Ortana is one of the most popular stops on the Cammino di San Tommaso pilgrimage route that attracts thousands of tourists each year. It’s a holy place of pilgrimage for people who want to see the remains of Jesus’ disciple Thomas.
The entire wine fountain and the structure covering it were designed by local architect Rocco Valentini. The Italian architect used only recycled materials in order to create this beautiful installation. Red wine pours freely by a simple push of the button. Taps are installed over a stone basin and the entire free wine fountain is inside a giant wine barrel.
Italians love wine very much and it is such a big part of their culture. Caldari di Ortana is not even the first place to operate a free wine fountain. That’s how much Italians love their wine. In the small town of Marino, people can also find a small wine fountain, but as opposed to the one located in Abruzzo, this one only work during the town’s annual grape festival.
You may have figured it out by now, but the free red wine fountain from the region of Abruzzo is not destined for drunks, or loud and obnoxious people. Yes, it’s possible to have free wine and responsible consumers. That’s Italy for you!