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the origin of the name "nessun dorma"

"When I was looking for the right idea to participate to the contest for the managing of this area I was listening several times per day the Nessun Dorma aria sung by Pavarotti, the great Italian tenor. This aria helped me a lot to find the right inspiration and I won the contest. To indirectly thanks Pavarotti for his support I decided to dedicate this place to him: Nessun Dorma.

Probably you have notice the big face drawn on our menu. It is Luciano Pavarotti, a stylised image of the photo stored in his house in Modena.

Moreover the logo of our wine bar is the Princess Turandot. This is our story."



two young locals in love

with Manarola and this job

here you can see our story

we love to share IT with you!

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Simone's story


"In 2014, after some working experiences around Italy, I decided to participate to a contest for the managing of a public area in Manarola and I won! It was a big surprise for me and for my family too! So in the same summer I started to restore this abandoned terrace overlooking the sea to convert it into a wonderful bar. I opened this place with great enthusiasm and I started welcoming my first guests with a big smile on my face. In the summer of 2014 I also launched the PESTO EXPERIENCE, a cooking class in which everyone can learn and make the real pesto sauce in the old fashioned way.

A way to promote my local traditions in a funny way!"

The story goes on in 2017, when I noticed an historic wine cellar in the church square of Manarola. I found the right place to convert my dream in reality: open a Wine place where everyone can feel welcome with a smile and

a glass of wine with focaccia. 

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