In ancient times, the cluster of houses behind our building was a stopping-place for fishermen who would camp here when they couldn’t get home before dark, during the legendary fishing expeditions when boats were powered by rowing.
Not many people
Under Austrian domination in the second half of the 19th century, construction work started on a massive programme of fortifications in Peschiera and the surrounding area. This very stretch of lakeshore, free of reeds and good for mooring, was used as a landing point for the stone blocks for building the forts (Fenilazzo, Ronchi and perhaps also Belvedere). But how did they find their moorings in the thick fog that shrouded the lower part of the lake in winter? Using a simple yet ingenious system.
The ringing of a bell told the boats the exact location of the port…and this is how the place got its name.
Today Gianfranco, Giovanna and their daughter Serena continue the family tradition.