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BAGUTTA

28/09/2007

Opened in 1924, this trattoria, Bagutta, is where the first Italian literary award was founded.

By “1926 become a meeting place for writers, painters and journalists. One evening they decided, for the fun of it, to introduce a system of fines. From then on, anyone who arrived late, missed a meeting, or abandoned the company at table for a lady-friend, had to pay a fine. One evening, Orio Vergani, a journalist who had already made a name for himself, and was to become very well-known indeed, said: “All right. I’ll pay my fine, But why don’t we set this money aside and then use the lump sum for a fund to be devoted to the author of the book we like best?

Not only is Bagutta full of momentos from this time, it also is decorated ceiling to floor with the most incredible paints from Italian painters who also joined the writers tables.

Trattoria Bagutta Via Bagutta 14 20121 Milano
Zona Centro ( P.zza S.Babila)
Tel: 02/76002767 fax 0245471401
Tel: +39 3929198934
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