This is a story about tradition and about a family: here experience is handed down from generation to generation, because researching taste has something to do with genetics. Consequently, from the year 1961, when Maria used to call the shots, until present day, the kitchen has been the creative realm of Gianmaria, Maria's granddaughter. In the meantime, nothing has changed in offering the flavors of the territory, and in artisan savvy geared especially to pampering the pallets of their dear customers. Their involvement in cuisine makes peoples’ emotions come alive, in a timeless sensation, far from the scene of ephemeral trends. Their culinary delights make you remember the flavors that cover an entire lifetime, flavors created by products of local suppliers. They too are a precious part of a world of traditional family pride and heritage: in the meantime there aren’t very many fishermen on Lake Garda, and those few heirs to tradition are the only suppliers who permit Gianmaria to still offer his customers “Pescetti Fritti” (little fried fish), just like grandma Maria used to do.
It was back in the 80s when Raffaello (Maria's son) and Maria Luisa (his girlfriend) had the professional intuition to restructure their place in a revolutionary manner. Nonetheless, they made a particular effort to maintain perfectly intact the traditional flair of that culinary experience. Consequently, “Il Fiore” has become a hotel and a gathering point for all kinds of events: a restaurant and hotel which is a reference point for tourism in Peschiera del Garda. The restaurant was structurally renovated in a big way, making it very large, such that they can receive up to 600 guests in two ball rooms. "Il Fiore" is something special and remains a reference point for many people who choose it as a place for their most magic moments, suspended in time. Claudia boasts considerable savvy in her trade, which she combines with intuition, experimentation and pure love for what she does. She can look you in the eye and know what you want, with so much experience that she can understand what people desire. Her desire is to make events unforgettable. She doesn't want people coming for a bite and run, and she knows that every customer is unique. With her marvelous blue eyes, full of life and energy, she reflects a wealth of remembrance: there are many clients that return to celebrate their silver anniversary, and then the golden one, re-experiencing the same emotions they felt years before, enchanted by delightful flavors.
Claudia and Gianmaria are the current ambassadors of the family tradition. As brother and sister they are very close, and they know how to express their talent in the world of hospitality. The number of clients who stay at the hotel is still increasing, and they have now reached 12,000 bookings per year. But quantity does not preclude quality at all, since quality is their mission, and that which has attracted more and more people to come and discover their story, one of true family tradition. There is an enthusiastic team of 15 youngsters who work together with Claudia and Gianmaria, all sharing the same passion for their professional calling and love for their guests: what a great atmosphere of familiarity among the entire team!