Martino Zanetti

Martino Zanetti

I was born on 4 February 1944, a memorable birth due to it taking place during a raid by the allied forces, in the office of my grandfather, a lawyer in the centre of the city of Turin.

From my mother and father I inherited the physical and intellectual legacy of Venetian merchants and artists, numerous on both sides of the family, plus a fighting spirit.

As a young boy in 1950 and 1955, in Burano at the Ex Tempore, I can vividly recall Bruno Saetti, Vincenzo Guidi, the sculptor Carmelo Conte and names from literature such as Carlo Bo, Silvio Branzi… all together in the Barbaro family’s restaurant in Burano.