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 until late night hour. There was only one room available for guests. Then in 1968 Biella area was hit by a disastrous flood and “Locanda della Stazione” moved few meters away, built more rooms but kept the same structure.
The owner, Moos Artemisia, was called “Mami” by customers and guests, as she was felt like a mother by everyone. it was all about homemade cooking and a warm, simple family welcome. Later in time, a new hall was built in order to host parties and banquets. In Lessona nobody knows “Locanda della Stazione” by its own name, but everyone refers to it as “Mami” even if she retired. Her daugther Anna Lisa has now taken her place and become the new owner. In the nineties a huge investment was made and a brand new building became a 3 stars hotel, the current “Locanda della Stazione.
In February 2006, the opening of Locanda matched with the Winter Olympic Games in Turin. In late November 2009, the restaurant was moved , too. Since the very beginning , the spirit of hospitality and simplicity has prevailed and it still lives in every Mami’s teaching. Their grandchildren have learnt her more important lesson and now they work happily at Locanda.