A BEAUTIFUL hotel clinging to a cliff and overlooking a crystal blue Italian lake has been left to rot for more than two decades.
Hotel Ponale, dubbed “Casa della Trota”, is located in the hamlet of Biacesa along the stretch of Lake Garda in Italy.
Originally a restaurant, it gained a lot of fame because it is nestled between the mountains in a beautiful position – cantilevered over the water which makes it seem literally in the middle of the water.
The building, owned by Francesca Cicciarello and her husband Emanuele Lazzara, is part of the history of Alto Garda tourism.
Another reason that made this place so popular was the fact that the restaurant would serve fresh trout caught directly from the lake, and it was a real delicacy for all those who went to eat there.
Many illustrious names, including Fausto Coppi, Monica Vitti, Willy Brandt and have been here to enjoy some freshly caught trout fish.
Over the years, the structure has expanded, thus transforming itself from a restaurant to a hotel.
Despite this, the name has…
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