Dreams sometimes come true. An Italian vineyard, Dora Sarchese, in the hamlet of Ortona, has opened a free-flowing, 24-hour wine fountain that is also free to enjoy. Inspired by a similar fountain along the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in Spain, the new invention quenches the thirst of walkers on another pilgrimage route, the Cammino di San Tommaso. The vineyard has pointed out that the Fountain of Wine is not there for ‘drunkards’ or ‘louts’, but tourists and passersby are more than welcome to take a revitalising break.
Another famous Italian fountain, located in Marino, created a stir in 2008 when a plumbing error rerouted the wine to some local homes. When the lucky residents saw wine coming out of their taps, they thought it was a present from the local council. Unfortunately, the mistake was corrected only a few minutes later.