Friendships and ultra ten-years bonds for a restaurant in the history of Venice
Trattoria da Romano in its long history changed three locations. The present location (a building of the ‘700 in Via Galuppi) was once one of the 12 existing schools of laces in Burano between the end of’ 800 and early ‘900. It belonged to Olga Auctions, a Milan textile industry that had a branch specialized in the lace in Burano. Unfortunately today in Burano the lace is destined to die. The authorities have never done anything to safeguard and to continue this unique art and also, now, women are different than in the past: it is a bygone era. Recognized among the few prestigious art restaurants and in Venice, today the Trattoria da Romano is run by the Barbaro family, with the grandmother Linda (her husband Orazio died 8 years ago), the daughters Rossella and Annan with their husbands Gigi and Renzo, and Luca the nephew. The Trattoria da Romano surrounded itself with trusted collaborators who have been working for them for many years: Bruno, on 1st April 2016 has accomplished “50 years in business”. The entire staff strives to continue the tradition, with love and ability, ensuring prestige and a welcoming hospitality. Over the years, despite the continuous restorations, the restaurant has maintained the charm of the past, while remaining a place of memory of a unique cultural season.
The birth of the Italian Academy of Cuisine, also thanks to Romano
Mario Marchi Vellani brought in the ’30s Orio Vergani to the Trattoria da Romano. The Vergani was a journalist of the Corriere della Sera and wrote on the Tour of Italy. The Tour passed through Treviso and Orio Vergani, at the invitation of Vellani Brands, wanted to know Romano. The result was the birth of an extraordinary friendship. Around 1950 Orio Vergani founded the Italian Academy of Cuisine. Over the years, many delegations have been created: the delegation of Venice was created in Burano, at the Trattoria da Romano, 60 years ago. The idea of founding the Italian Academy of Cuisine has been created thanks to Romano, as Orio Vergani said, because he knew how to transform the cuisine into something artistic: he wrote it also in one of our books
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