In Memoriam Antonio Romano Tassone
Antonio Romano (he added his mother's surname - Tassone - when he began to publish scholarly writings simply to avoid confusion with other scholars) was born of Calabrian stock in 1952 in Pisa, where his father was working as a judge. He graduated there at twenty-two years of age, under the supervision of Franco Ledda, a pupil of Piero Bodda, who held the chair of Administrative Law at the University of Turin. Although Pisa is a small Tuscan town, it is home to a centuries-old prestigious University. And it was here, in fact, that he met his first and most influential mentor.