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A vineyard in the Abruzzo region of Central Italy has installed the tourist destination of your dreams, a wine fountain, Mashable reports. This magical destination is exactly what it sounds like, a fountain that flows 24-hours a day with red wine. And the best part is that the wine is completely free.
This so-called fontana di vino is located in the Dora Sarchese vineyard in the small town of Caldari di Ortona, which sits on the Italian pilgrimage route of Cammino di San Tommaso. According to The Local, the fountain is a joint project of the vineyard and a non-profit group that works to protect the pilgrimage route. It was inspired by a similar wine fountain that opened on Spain’s pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, a few years ago. [...]
The TIME dedicates an article to the free wine fountain in Abruzzo
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Article and Photos by Andrew Hartl I find myself in Europe yet again. Once again my mind is racing, trying to decide which city to visit as I only have the weekend to spare. With a flip of the coin, Rome is the winning destination. And it’s a good one because Italy is beyond beautiful.
L’Isola del Sole, the sun-kissed island of Sicily, is a land of sparkling seas, arid deserts, and towering volcanoes, a land whose only constant in time remains these natural features. Sicily is a land whose history is as colorful as the landscape itself, punctuated by influxes of civilizations passing through its strategic Mediterranean ports; a …
I trudge onto the terrace looking like a sweaty beetroot in shorts. “Some bread and olive oil to help you recover,” smiles Gianni Mucciarelli. With his bronzed skin and dapper red loafers, the manager of the Dievole Winery has the look of a man who doesn’t fall off bicycles. “A pleasant ride?” he asks, as I slump in a chair and dab at my grazes.
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As the final traces of summer’s honeysuckle scent cling to Portofino’s piazzetta, the film stars and fashionistas jump on their superyachts, seeking warmer climates. The town, flanked by pastel-coloured houses, comes alive in the autumnal sunshine and many locals venture out on strolls through the now quieter town. Bag the seats at the best restaurants that spill across the harbour, swim in the child-free, sun-warmed Paraggi bay and enjoy uninterrupted views over the Italian Riviera. It’s the perfect time to steal a slice of la dolce vita in peace. [...]
L'Aquila is the largest, most mountainous and least densely populated province of the Abruzzo region of Southern Italy. It comprises about half the landmass of Abruzzo and occupies the western part of the region. The Province of L'Aquila includes the highest mountains of the Apennines (Gran Sasso, Maiella and Velino-Sirente). The province is known for…
The Blog jovinacooksitalian.com describes the fantastic cuisine of the Abruzzo, the neighbouring Le Marche Region, in the town of L'Aquila
Martine Greslon is the lone English soul living in the hilltop village of Tursi. It had been two decades since I last saw her at one of the London wine tastings she regularly attended for Thetford wine merchant T & W Wines, but after emailing me for some information on wine, she mentioned she was planning to open a cookery school in Basilicata. Soon after, our cars were rubbing noses in Tursi’s car park.
Since the earthquake, Italy has been wondering how many lives could have been saved had only Amatrice been built following proper anti-seismic regulations. If, possibly, many of the town's older medieval buildings may have not been entirely rescued anyway, it is still true that reinforcing structures could have avoided many deaths: as the examples of highly seismic areas such as California and Japan have shown, even at-risk structures can be adapted to better resist earthquakes and, without a doubt, technological and architectural advances today allow for the relative straight forwards projectation and construction of earthquake-safe homes. [...]
One of the most scenic places to dine is San Colombano, an indoor-outdoor restaurant that sits on the city wall, on a particularly wide, tree-lined section, and incorporates some of its features (one of the restaurant’s windows takes up the space once occupied by a cannon). With views over the rooftops and out towards the stately cathedral, you can opt for cake and coffee at the cafe on one side of the entrance, or a meal at the restaurant on the other. The expansive menu of pizzas, calzone, salads and pasta reveals top quality food for a lot less than you’d pay in Australia. [...]
For those of you who have never heard of Burano, I can tell you that it is an island in the Venetian Lagoon famous for its colourful fishermen’s cottages. Just a 40 minute vaporetto (water bus) ride from Venice herself, it is often overlooked by those who visit La Serenissima on a tight timetable and…
OUR writer heads to Siena to embark on a road trip exploring beautiful rural Tuscany.
Less than five minutes into the treacherous climb and my initial enthusiasm was already beginning to fade. I paused in the dark, narrow stairwell, feeling hot and out of breath.
Tackling more than 500 steps to reach the top of Siena’s 88-metre high Torre del Mangia – the third tallest tower in Italy – was, on reflection, not the smartest idea in the height of summer. Neither was my choice of footwear: a pair of flimsy flip-flops. [...]