Born in L’Aquila, with experience at Antonio Guida’s Pellicano in Porto Ercole, he would have never imagined opening in L’Aquila early in the spring of 2009, when he was not yet 28, the place that today everyone knows as Magione Papale, but which at the time was just a new building and enterprise.
Then came the unforeseen event that could have destroyed every ambition and dream. In the night between the 5th and 6th of April the earth trembled and so did the hotel. «Everything here was still standing, but the territory, L’Aquila and many surrounding villages were declared red zone. Everything stopped and was delayed one year». First service on the 8th July 2010. The Michelin star arrived already in December 2011.
Eight years later William is still there, with his macaron, his dishes, ideas and a strong critical sensibility. He draws the best from the territory, and enhances it in the two restaurants, the everyday one, Salone dei Granai, and the gourmet one, Magione Papale.