Between Flaiano and d’Annunzio
Turned into a new town centre by its inhabitants and frequent visitors, Corso Manthoné is the beating heart of the old town, crowded at any time, day or night, in any season.
Ennio Flaiano, 1910 – 1972, journalist, film and theatre critic, screenwriter of some of Fellini and Antonioni’s movies, writer… was born here, in Pescara, Corso Manthoné 47, in the house just opposite our restaurant, and we are proud of it.
Gabriele d’Annunzio (Pescara 12th March 1863 – Gardone Riviera 1st March 1938), an Italian poet and playwright, regarded as the most significant figure of Decadentism and a war hero, joined his literary interest with an eccentric political career.
There are some woman gazes that a lover man wouldn’t exchange with the full possession of her body”. G. d’Annunzio
The literary rooms
One of the “Novelle della Pescara” (Tales of my Native Town), “La Vergine Orsola” (Orsola the Virgin), written by Gabriele d’Annunzio, was set in one of Taverna 58 rooms.
“…and a smell of healthy warm bread just out of Flaiano’s oven was in the air”.