It’s A Miracle! Free Wine Fount Opens On Italian Pilgrimage Route

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Walking Italy’s Cammino di San Tommaso pilgrimage route in Italy just got better. A lot better.

A local winemaker on the route has erected a free, 24-hour wine fountain. Yes, wine fountain. It’s almost a miracle.

Erected to refresh pilgrims along the popular pilgrimage route where thousands walk 240 kilometres from Rome to Ortona to visit the remains of Saint Thomas, the wine fountain, available to anyone and everyone 24/7, works like a push-button drinking fountain of red wine.

The fontana del vino, as Italians call it, is located at the Dora Sarchese Vineyard in Caldari di Ortona, a town in Abruzzo, Italy, about 240 km east of Rome.

"The wine fountain is a welcome, the wine fountain is poetry," vineyard stated on its Facebook page.  It also noted that the fountain was not a place for "drunkards" or "louts," nor was it a "publicity stunt."

Inspiration for the fountain came from a similar red wine fountain along Spain’s Camino de Santiago.

You can watch the blessed fountain in operation here.

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