First years of the 1900’s

He left for war as a volunteer in 1915 and was awarded military honors for the actions on Monte Vodice and in the battle of Bainsizza; Erminio Giovanardi moved with the armistice commission to Vienna in 1918 with his wife and son Stefano. In Vienna he was head of the press office of the Italian Embassy until 1926, when he decided to go back to Italy, despite being in disagreement with the regime.
He reopened his law firm with Luigi Bianchi, in via dei Bossi no. 3. Erminio Giovanardi focused on foreign clients exploiting his fluent knowledge of German and French. Together with his activity as lawyer he also became a “Justice of the Peace”, being much appreciated for his sense of justice and for his humane approach to conflict resolution; he was twice awarded gold medal recognitions by Milan City Hall.