The wine fountain
In Abruzzo, there is a miraculous fountain! The peculiarity of the fountain is that, instead of water, quality red wine flows, to be precise, our Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, a true delight for the palate!
The fountain, a monument to Abruzzo wine, is located precisely in Villa Caldari, a fraction of Ortona (CH) and is functioning every day: it is enough to open the tap and here it is possible to fill the glass with the nectar of the gods. The idea of creating the fountain was created by Dina Cespa and Luigi Narcisi, an Ortonese promoter of the Cammino di San Tommaso, which extends from Rome to Ortona. The couple has traveled the world on foot far and wide and among their experiences there is also the path of Santiago, where in Estella, in Navarra, a winery had installed the first Wine Fountain in the world. Dina has proposed to Nicola D'Auria of the Dora Sarchese winery his idea of creating the fountain along the route of the Cammino di San Tommaso, and the project was immediately welcomed with great enthusiasm.
The work was entrusted to the architect Rocco Valentini who built it using a very old 50-hectare barrel. On 9 October it was inaugurated and from that day the whole world spoke about it: the fountain, today, is a real tourist attraction and it is an opportunity to visit Ortona and the splendid Costa dei Trabocchi.