The hotel dating back to the beginning of the last century, occupies a building with a particularly significant history, the union of an old hotel and the Santa Corona religious institute for children with heart problems or for persons suffering from nervous complaints: at the time medicine was non particularly evolved and the lake, infusing tranquillity, was called upon to aid convalescence and healing. During the Thirties, two famous English writers stayed in this hotel James Joyce and Ezra Pound, men bound by a friendship.
Following the exciting journeys of the Grand Tour, popular with their colleagues in previous centuries, these men were both looking for the ideal climate and environment for their inspiration at Sirmione. And in fact, their letters often recall their stays in the hotel with affection and nostalgia. More recently, Charles M. Schulz, creator of the famous Peanuts cartoons (Linus in Italy) in the Fifties, found a family welcome in this hotel, on his way to Venice.
He left against his heart after a one week stay, which he defined as “extraordinary”, and one he would still remember for many years.