In 1961 Casasola family moved from Friuli Venezia Giulia to Lessona,
They took over the "Locanda della Stazione" from an old cousin. At the time it was located in another building, not far from the new one. It was a place where country workers came to have lunch, play cards and sing. Kitchen was open every day and late night hour. There was only one room available for guests. Then in 1968 all the biellese area was hit by a disastrous flood and "Locanda della Stazione" moved few meters away.
Few rooms more but same organisation.
The owner, Moos Artemisia, was called "Mami" by customers and guests. Just like a mum for everyone. It was all about a home made cooking and a warm simple family welcome.
Then later, a new hall was built in order to host parties and banquets.
In Lessona nobody knows "Locanda della Stazione" but everyone knows "Mami" even if she retired and now her daugther Anna Lisa is the owner.
in the nineties a huge investiment has been made and a brand new bulding became a 3 stars hotel,
the actual "Locanda della Stazione", inaugurated on February 2006, at the same time with Winter Olympic Games in Turin.
On late november 2009, the restaurant was moved too. Welcome spirit lasts since the very beginning in every simple thing and in every Mami teaching to her grandchildren who work at the Locanda nowadays.