A historical Fisherman’s house turned into a welcoming accommodation.
Hotel Al Faro sits on Cervia’s canal shores, precisely in Borgo Marina. Located only a few steps away from the small village of Salinari, this area was famously known in the 1800s for hosting a prosperous fishermen community, with families coming from the nearby towns of Chioggia, Comacchio and Goro, to take part in the area’s prominent salt trade. with families coming from the nearby towns of Chioggia, Comacchio and Goro, to take part in the area’s prominent salt trade.
Particularly, Hotel Al Faro was originally the house of fisherman Angelo Padoan, also known as Macubi.
A calling and a passion: Hotel Al Faro’s history.
In the 1950s, the Padoan family sold their estate to the wood merchant Alfredo Vallerani. Thanks to his vision, the property started to become less of a house, and more of a tourist accommodation. The Hotel was built a few years later in the 1960s, and since then, it’s undergone multiple renovations and improvements to achieve its current outlook.
After Vallerani passed away, the hotel was inherited by his son Veniero, who, in the meantime, had become a promising architect. Veniero chose to carry on with the renovations, and to keep using the infrastructure as a tourist accommodation.
Hotel Al Faro: New management in 2022.
The Vallerani family kept the Hotel until 2008, when it was sold to a third party. In 2022, Cervia’s resident Paola Pirini, who incidentally owns the nearby restaurant Osteria la Ciurma, bought the Hotel with the intention of bringing it back to its golden days, to celebrate its roots and cultural significance.
This vision led to an important renovation process, supported by the Hotel’s past owner, architect Veniero Vallerani, who guided the entire procedure and offered technical advice to bring the structure back to the original splendor.