04 Aug History
Many ask us where the name “𝐴𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑎 𝑇𝑜𝑟𝑟𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑎” comes from: the DNA of the restaurant is a mosaic of fragments of Italian history, culture and culinary art and has its roots in the distant Middle Ages.
To go to Ponte Pietra, one cannot but go to Piazza Broilo, one of the smallest squares in the city, but very suggestive.
In the past it was the ancient “broilum”, the brolo of the bishop, where there were the orchard and the vegetable garden: starting from the 15th century, it became a square characterized by a cobblestone pavement that reminded of its proximity to the Adige and it was enriched with numerous palaces.
One of the most impressive is precisely “Palazzo Cerù”, which takes its name from the aristocratic family who resided there during the 19th century and who used to give festive and elegant receptions that would be held on the roof terrace with the presence of musicians and refined dishes.
It is precisely from this altana, in the shape of a turret, that the name 𝑅𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑒 “𝐴𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑎 𝑇𝑜𝑟𝑟𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑎” takes its name.