The great-grandfather, Antonio Meneghini, opened the first hotel in Molveno in 1890; the first tourists were excellent mountain climbers. They breached the peaks, thus opening the first access roads that still carry their names. The grandparents, Firmo and Marina, renovated the hotel by giving the name “Alpino – Alle Dolomiti di Brenta“. They dedicated their entire life to the guest service, originated at that time from Austria, Germany, and Holland and of course from various regions of Italy. The bar and restaurant of the Alpine hotel in Trentino remained open even in winter for passers-by and the inhabitants; it was an obligatory stop for salesmen, for the doctor, for the Carabinieri etc .. because traveling by public transport was very difficult.
During World War II, the Alpine hotel, being in Trentino, was occupied by German officers coming towards the repatriation, but grandmother Marina that spoke German was able to manage better the dramatic situation and, therefore, some officials kept friendly relations until the 80s and came also on vacation with their families.