THE HOTEL, FOUNDED IN 1864, ATTENDED ALL CHANGES AND EVENTS OF THE SMALL FISHING VILLAGE, BECOME DURING THE YEAR A TOURIST AND SPORT DESTINATION. A PAST THAT CONFUSED WITH A LOT OF HOLIDAYMAKERS, WHICH DID TORBOLE THEIR HEAVEN AND WHY NOT, THEIR NEW HOME.
Year 1864, the first Hotel
of the beginning
In the beginning the Hotel Lago di Garda was, as most of the hotels in Torbole, a simple guest house. Today it is the oldest, still active Hotel at Torbole. The original operating license was granted in 1864. The former owner was an Austrian couple: Franz and Luise Schwingsackl.
Year 1915, the change
At that time the lake was the golden Riviera of the Habsburg empire until about the beginning of the First World War. The hotel was heavily damaged, together with other buildings that were on the lakeshore. It was then restored and then sold first to the Tamanini family, after to the Gianfilippi family.
Year 1954, the rebirth
The story takes the course that we all know. Then finally the rebirth came with the beginning of the tourist season in 1954, with funny parties and musical evenings on the porch with a gramophone. The dinners were famous at the Garda, on the occasion of which played Antonio Stromberg, Maître of the hotel, the violin.
From 1976 to today
The hotel today
The hotel become restructured with the name Hotel Lago di Garda by the family Pederzolli and passes to the management of a young man tourist entreprenour, Lorenzo Nodari which over the years, with his wife Silvia, buy it and assume its ownership by returning the hotel its familiar connotation, respecting the tradition of management but with a fresh and cutting edge.
It should not be forgotten that in the past at Torbole many literates and celebrities came, from Dante to Goethe. In the footsteps of the German poet followed on the banks of the Trentino Garda a myriad of painters, writers, artists and scientists who succumbed to the fascination, among them Sigmund Freud and Franz Kafka, who like many others enjoyed the salmon trout on the terrace of the Hotel Lago di Garda.
It is said that some verses were written in 1200 by the great poet and the founder of Italian language Dante Alighieri just at Torbole, where he was on the rocks of Penede and enjoyed the great panoramic views of Lake Garda.
In 1786, the late Enlightenment and early Romanticism period, Goethe describes in his diary two days of his stay on Lake Garda, he speaks of a landscape which for the first time reminded him of the Mediterranean and no longer seems to be alpine.
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