The town of Sirmione is located at the southern end of Lake
Garda, where the lakefront is almost sea-like - inviting
beaches line the shores of the wide expanse of water. The
picturesque town occupies a peculiar position on a thin and craggy
peninsula jutting 4km into the lake. Surrounded on three sides by
water, Sirmione is one of the most peaceful towns on Lake
Sirmione is a pleasure to discover; the town is bursting with
history and charm, including the imposing Rocca Scaligera - a
beautifully preserved 13th century castle surrounded by a large
water-filled moat that dominates the Old Quarter of town.
Sightseeing in Grotte di Catullo
The Grotte di Catullo, the remains of one of the largest
Roman villas in Italy, is another of Sirmione's most famous sights,
while the town is home to Lake Garda's only thermal spring - you
can easily spend a day pampering yourself and relaxing at the
famous Aquaria Thermal Spa.
The historic centre of Sirmione is mostly pedestrianised, with
its narrow winding lanes and pretty piazzas. A panoramic walk leads
out around the promontory, and on a clear day you can enjoy great
views over the lake and towards the mountains in the north.