The story tells
Hotel Fior is the result of the restoration of a sharecropper’s house that was built in the 19th century. Between 1988 and 1990, the old dwelling was restored and the current hotel was built, under the supervision of Enzo Bearzot, former technical commissioner of the Italian national football team, world champion in 1982. The inauguration of Hotel Fior was staged on 10 September 1990, when an edition of ‘L’atleta d’oro’ (The Golden Athlete) was held here, an initiative of Diadora that saw the participation of several personalities from the world of sport, such as the athlete Ben Johnson and the footballers Salvatore Schillaci and Roberto Baggio. It was the Fior brothers – Guglielmo, Giancarlo and Egidio – who decided to set up Hotel Fior, intent on expanding their tourist and gastronomic offerings. Since the 1950s, in fact, the Fior family had been running an established and historic restaurant in Castelfranco: Ristorante Rino Fior. So it was that around the mid-1980s the Fior family considered various locations, until they were struck by the old Avogadro residence, at the time surrounded by the Venetian countryside in an oasis of peace, yet located a short distance from the centre of Castelfranco.