donderdag 16 april 2015

The story of Luciano Faggiano and his trattoria told by the New York Times

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As told by the New York Times, the amazing story of Luciano Faggiano is now known worldwide: indeed, what happened to the Italian who lives in Lecce, Apulia, is just incredible. As he always wanted to open a trattoria and he actually did. However, something happened one day, when he had an issue to fix the toilet and enlisted his two older sons to help him dig a trench and investigate. He predicted the job would take about a week. As his search for a sewage pipe in 2000 became a family’s thing, one day he found a subterranean world tracing back before the birth of Jesus: a Messapian tomb, a Roman granary, a Franciscan chapel and even etchings from the Knights Templar. This is how what he started as a trattoria became a museum, where relics still turn up today.

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