I am Alberto and my brother is Nicola. We are the latest generation of the Verdolin family, which has always been into hotels and catering. It all started with my father Lorenzo’s parents. Granddad Ettore and grandma Bruna were true pioneers who started off with a restaurant, and who then expanded the business with a just a few rooms. In time this inn became well-known among the travellers of the so-called “Bassa Veronese” area, the huge plain south of Verona that was famous for its rice fields.
My father grew up in the kitchen, where he tasted grandma’s pies. After helping out in his parents’ restaurant and running the inn, he met Elvira, our mum, and decided to follow in his parents’ footsteps.
Together, mum and dad kept on running the family business. Then, when my brother and I were old enough, they made the great leap, and in 1994 took on the management of their first hotel on the Garda lake, which they had always loved.
In 2012 they made an ever greater leap, which involved everybody: the Enjoy Garda Hotel has become our life and our home: we are all here from dusk till dawn; sometimes we even get a chance to sleep!