Rosalba is a dynamic and hyperactive 50-year-old Scorpio woman, mother of three boys and grandmother of Massimiliano, who enriched her life in 2016. She manages her B&B and her house on the upper floor alone, and sacrifices do not scare her because they are repaid by this new adventure that allows her to welcome and get to know many people. Every guest quickly becomes one of the family.
In reality, her profession was a goldsmith-watchmaker-engraver, as evidenced by the qualification she obtained from the course she attended in the 1980s. However, her desire to work led her to have different and numerous professional experiences, but not in the field of goldsmithing.
Since she was a young girl, she started working with her mother as a fruit vendor, then as an ice cream maker in the largest and busiest ice cream shop in Praia a Mare, the town where she lived. She also worked as a saleswoman, shop assistant, and cashier, managed a large supermarket as an employee, and then the family minimarket with her husband. Later, she was involved in a franchise of an important Italian brand of articles, accessories, shoes, and other safety equipment. She also ran a gas cylinder and fire extinguisher reselling business with her husband.
With the arrival of her first pregnancy, she dedicated herself to being a mother and a wife, without neglecting the company's accounting. Between 1995 and 1998, she gave birth to her three wonderful children, Vincenzo, Ester, and Giuseppe, who filled her life and her days completely.
During her second pregnancy in 1996, she suddenly lost her mother and fell into depression. However, the love for her children gave her the strength to start again. In 2001, ten years after the death of her wonderful mother-in-law, her father-in-law also passed away, leaving a part of the house empty.
In 2004, when the children were independent enough, she felt the strong desire to get back into the game and work. She started renovating the abandoned floor of her house and decided to start her small business. Thus, La Locanda del Corso was born, an elegant and peaceful B&B on the main street of Tortora, the first town of the Alto Tirreno Cosentino, her residence since 1994.
Without neglecting her children's commitments, she followed them and was their class representative for 13 years, starting from kindergarten. This allowed her to carry out important battles with gratifying victories. Currently, she is also involved in social activities for her town and is the President of ProLoco. She organizes conferences, festivals, shows, street parties, training courses, and creates a spectacular 10-meter long nativity scene involving schools, the municipality, the church, locals, and the ProLoco of nearby towns, creating important moments of aggregation to enrich the Christmas period.
Her husband calls her "na capatosta" (a stubborn person), and this led her to take care of her small structure down to the smallest details, making it a first-class B&B. "In life, you have to do small things but with the goal of making them big," says Rosalba.