#Dining with @DiegoVoci Part 4 #LaGondola Restaurant

DiegoVoci™ was known for his palette covered in paint – and very often for his other #palette of savoring great Italian #cuisine.

“We all went to this restaurant “La Gondola” many years ago with Uncle Diego” recalls Mario Voci, his nephew who lives in England with his wife Dagmar. For years the two made an annual trip to Rome, where Mario’s sister Lina still lives today. Her son Francesco Caruso just had Lina’s 1st grandson: Niccolo.

Mario’s wife Dagmar recently came across the Order Ticket” also used as a Receipt (#Rechnung) seen below. The 1,000 Deutsche Mark faux Image is on the back of the ticket!  Diego created the owner, Cesare Gianni of “La Gondola” in caricature ( 1 #DM was 4 to $1 at the time):

La Gondola TRIER BACK of Receipt by DIEGO 30 NOV 2015 1kMark

DM 1,000 fake bill for “La Gondola” Back of ‘Order Ticket’/Receipt by Diego Voci, Late 1960’s.

“The laurel wreath on the subject is due to the fact that #Trier was once Roman and also the capital of the North-West Roman empire*.   I hope you find it interesting,” shares Mario who was very close to his Uncle Diego and still visits Helga Voci in #Taunusstein near #Wiesbaden every year.  Here are Helga and Diego in the late ’60s:

"La Gondola" Restaurant in Trier, Germany. Late 1960s.

“La Gondola” Restaurant Order Ticket/Receipt Front in Trier, Germany. Late 1960s.

On the drive thru Germany to visit Uncle Diego and Aunt Helga we always tried to stop in #Trier, for a palatable and delicious Italian meal. The ‘La Gondola’ restaurant was a favorite – not just for my wife and I  – but Uncle Diego and Helga would even meet us there.” Diego knew Cesare Gianni like he did many other Italian restaurant ‘owners’ (‘Inh.’ = Inhaber) he did Ciccio and Francesco Daneluzzi (and, Gigi Bellati of La Gondola in Ramstein, more to come…)

See Dining With Diego Parts 1, 2, and 3: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/06/12/dining-with-diego-in-germany/

Today, a local hospital “#Krankenhaus” covers the entire area where “La Gondola”stood. Like many of the day, . . . gone.

Where and when did you meet DiegoVoci™ at a #restaurant?

Tell us, The DiegoVoci™Project: diegovociproject@gmail.com

*Trier is noted for its Roman history, to include the #Porta Nigra (Black Gate) which still stands today, as well as the #aquaducts and “Imperial Baths”the #Romans built during their reign in #Trier on the #Mosel River. Google “Trier, Germany”

“Arrivederci” as it reads at the bottom of the ticket . . . watch for Dining with Diego Part 5. Coming Soon!

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