(ANSA) – AREZZO, 15 NOV – “Much of the success of this bar, regardless of who managed it, derives from the film Life is beautiful where Roberto Benigni shot a scene. I did my duty to the end, sending it on for 17 years, today economic differences with the bank that is the owner of the funds, have led to the non-renewal of the rental contract and therefore forced me to close the place “. Thus speaks Pietro Brocchi, the last owner of the historic Caffe dei Costanti in Piazza San Francesco in Arezzo, born in 1805, where Roberto Benigni shot the scene with the words ‘Forbidden to enter Jews and dogs’.
Yesterday was the last day of the opening of the restaurant – as also written by La Nazione – a constant destination for tourists, finding themselves exactly in front of the Basilica of San Francesco which contains the Legend of the True Cross by Piero della Francesca.
What the future of the bar will be, “I don’t know and I am unable to say. I have not heard any rumors. I only know that I have done my job well to the end”, concluded Pietro Brocchi.
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