The number 122 of Via Garibaldi, located in the older part of the town centre, like a row of white and elegant façades of buildings, is the birthplace of Don Alfredo.
The bed and breakfast was inaugurated on 17 June 2019; it is located in an old mansion owned by the Quaranta family, professional pharmacists from the 19th century which has been handed down to the present day. Completely restored by Dr. Augusto Quaranta, a young pharmacist and descendant, together with his sister, Dr. Raffaella Quaranta, of the late Don Alfredo Quaranta. Furnished by Valentina Camedda, married to the young businessman, the one who painted every single door of the building, and searched – together with Silvana (Augusto and Raffaella’s mother) – every single piece from that period and brought back to life the little family assets left.
But who exactly was this Don Alfredo? Don Alfredo was Augusto and Raffaella’s great-grandfather, who had arrived in Taranto at the beginning of the last century, transferring his pharmacy to Carbonara (Bari). In this building lived Clelia (the great-grandmother), her children (including the grandfather Nicola), the factotum Nicolino and the housekeeper Apollonia.