Erminio Binda was born in Cicognolo, in the province of Cremona in 1962, son of Arrigo and Fernanda, bakers by trade. He moved to Milan in the ’70s immediately after his studies he brought an entourage of musicians to his Piccadilly Hotel.

He starts with his friend Maurizio Marsich to chew his passion for show business and photography and finds in music his real roots. The artists of the main theatres of the City, Smeraldo, Teatro Nuovo, Teatro Ciack move every night to his hotel making it their Milanese home where to sleep, eat and write. He begins the frequentation of his illustrious clients, from De Andrè to Mia Martini up to Mogol, always flanked by his historical friend Gianna Nannini and spends many years serving these friends from whom he learns the art of writing called by them “Profonda”. The most important musicians called that Hotel Piccadilly in Milan “La casa della Musica”. They were those guys who played for the best musicians, Italian and not only.

This passion of his was born from their notes and their words and everything lives now in him to be able to give you, here on Lake Garda, everything wonderful life has given him. Here they are: Gilberto Martelieri – Beppe Quirici – Marving Johnson – Claudio Pascoli – Mauro Culotta – the Light Designer par excellence Pepi Morgia – the great manager Bruno Sconocchia for the biggest tours.

Tired of a Milan too frenetic, in 2001, he decided to move to his lake that he has always loved and he bought this hotel constantly improving it. His passion for good living led him to study the landscape of this wonderful Lake, and taught him to look at it with eyes full of distant music that in these years make him breathe. Building the frames of your days has always been his great passion and if you come here to him on a motorbike it is because you can read these lines with the desire to fly on the roads of your dreams, which on Lake Garda easily become reality. Contact us in the morning after breakfast and for free we will study together how best to spend the day. Here are some suggestions:

Around the lake and its hinterland:

  • Panorama al Fil (Via Provinciale, 25080 Oldesio BS) 
  • Santuario di Montecastello (Località Montecastello, 25080 Tignale BS) 
  • Strada della Forra (Via Benaco SP38, 25010 Tremosine sul Garda BS) 
  • Limone e la strada della Tignalga (strada tra Tignale e Tremosine)
  • Limone walks (starts from Limone)
  • Borgo di Canale (Via Villa Sant’Antonio, 38060 Ville del Monte TN)
  • Lago di Tenno (Tenno) 
  • Monte Baldo and its cableway (Via Navene Vecchia, 37018 Malcesine VR)
  • Santuario Madonna della Corona (Vicolo Santuario, 37020 Ferrara di Monte Baldo VR)
  • Parco Giardino Sigurtà (Via Cavour, 37067 Valeggio sul Mincio VR) 
  • Borghetto sul Mincio (Valeggio MN) 
  • Torre di San Martino della Battaglia (via Torre, 25015 San Martino della Battaglia BS)
  • Fondazione Ugo da Como (Via della Rocca di Lonato, 25017 Lonato BS) 
  • Sirmione (Grotte di Catullo e Jamaica Beach) 
  • Aquaria thermal spa (Piazza Don A. Piatti, 25019 Sirmione BS)
  • Il Vittoriale di Gabriele D’Annunzio (Via al Vittoriale, 25083 Gardone Riviera BS)
  • Giardino botanico Andrè Heller (Via Roma, 25088 Gardone Riviera BS)

In Toscolano Maderno:

  • Chiesa parrocchiale S.S. Pietro e Paolo – con pale di Andrea Celesti
  • Santuario Madonna del Benaco – con spoglie di Sant’Ercolano
  • Villa Rona dei Nonii Arrii, ritrovamenti archeologici romani e mosaici
  • Valle delle Cartiere, for Trekking and Nordic walking and Mountain bike enthusiasts
  • Chiesa di Sant’Andrea

Long haul if you take a long vacation:

  • Mantova – by car, Palazzo Ducale, Palazzo Te, Castello di San Giorgio
  • Vicenza – by car, Teatro Olimpico, Tempio di San Lorenzo, Piazza dei Signori, Ville del Palladio
  • Cremona – by car, Duomo e Battistero
  • Venezia – by train from Desenzano del Garda, Palazzo Ducale, Basilica di San Marco, Palazzo Mocenigo, Cà Rezzonico, Palazzo Fortuny

Grazie Chiara per quello che fai nelle musiche dei miei giorni.