Each ancient place has a history linked to that of the people who crossed their lives there, a plot that over time intertwines truth and imagination to transform history into legend. Let’s try to imagine a spring many years ago, Bologna scented with lime trees that invites you to race towards life, and the driver of the drivers stopped at that stage of the Mille Miglia with his suit torn.
Tazio Nuvolari takes off his goggles and throws them to the mechanics. “This tear will bring me bad luck at tomorrow’s stage”. The champion who is not afraid to cut every corner in front of his opponents slows down in front of the ruined suit. Fortunately, there is an excellent restaurant nearby and everyone is hungry.
Not far away, the two Pasquini brothers close the door of their fabric shop and decide to indulge in an evening as it should be: excellent cuisine and good company, at the restaurant where they eat the best tagliatelle in town.
Arriving at the door, they immediately recognize the legendary pilot.
“Nuvolari, the bravest champion in Italy, in our city? Does he do us the honor of sitting with us? “
The pilot accepts the invitation and, at the table, enjoying the plate of pasta, he confides his concern for the next day, when he will have to face the race with his suit torn. The two brothers look at each other and smile.
They take the overalls, leave the pilot in a reserved room and run to the shop where, with the right material, they repair the damage.
Nuvolari wears the suit, with a stroke of his hand brushes off dust and worries and finally smiles greeting the two brothers.
“Gentlemen, what an evening. A good plate of pasta, sincere friends and the overalls fixed. It is true that food is the engine of life: if I hadn’t entered here I would never have met you. “
“And who knows if it is food that makes us find again, one of these days”, the Pasquini reply, shaking his hand excitedly.
A few days later, Nuvolari wins the Mille Miglia with his Alfa Romeo 6C 1750, the newly refurbished suit and the memory of an evening over a plate of pasta.
Many years later, in the place where the Pasquini firm once stood, now Pasta opens.
Truth or legend, this story is something worth telling to discover that, if we want, life can always give us unexpected surprises.