We chose this typically Ladin name – Tobià means “hayloft” – because we wanted to return to our origins… right here, in the 1950s, there was an old hayloft owned by our family, our grandfather Carlo and grandmother Marietta. Long ago in August 1968, a fire broke out in El Tobià, reducing it to ashes. The flames were so high, and the heat so intense, that the windows exploded in cars parked as far as 50 metres away… It took all the water from the open-air swimming pool of the nearby HOTEL ROSA to put out the fire. Our grandparents then decided to build an extension of the family pension , the VIGO (now HOTEL VIGO), which they’d run since 1950, on the site. Also inside the stable was a grocery shop run by Famiglia Cooperativa Val di Fassa. In July 1987 our parents converted the shop into a bar and ice cream parlour, an establishment which we, their children, run today; it’s our way of keeping alive a business that our grandmother first opened in the centre of the village at a time when tourism was still in its infancy.
It’s with the memory of the dishes she so lovingly prepared for us that we offer you the time-honoured goodness that’s still to be found on the tables of families all over our valley. For us they are vital elements of our history and culture: of a tradition we need to preserve and pass on to future generations. We hope our fare meets with your favour. We wish you BUON APPETITO, and an experience that you’ll relish now and cherish later.
Because sitting at a table end enjoying good food has always brought people together!