Best for: Scenery, Spas, Culture, Active
Transfer time: Verona 40 minutes
Sirmoine is set on a peninsula that juts out into the southern end of Lake Garda and is one of the lake’s most popular resorts with a wealth of wraparound views. With its relaxing thermal waters, spectacular location and unbelievable beauty, Sirmione has been a choice destination throughout the ages, from Catullus in Roman times to Maria Callas more recently. Access to the old town and Scaliger castle is over the drawbridge and through the city walls.
Sirmione’s old town is a quaint and charming and completely unique, with traffic free colourful streets full of shops, cafe and bars to enjoy. Sirmione’s fairytale castle, Scaligero, has an inland dock and is the place to get the best views of Simione and Lake Garda. Right on the tip of the peninsula away from the hustle and bustle you will find the ruins of a Roman villa, the Grotto of Catullus, which has recently been excavated. To get there you can take the tourist train or enjoy the panoramic walk with plenty of places to swim en route. The water is beautifully clear and has regular quality checks making Sirmione a favourite bathing area. There are extensive spa facilities in Sirmione drawing on the reported therapeutic powers of the thermal waters found there. Relax and pamper yourself by experiencing some of the treatments the luxurious Aquaria Spa has to offer with views of Lake Garda in the background this is a real treat.
Sirmione has a wide range of cafes, restaurants and shops offering wares from local handicrafts to designer goods. There are plenty of churches and villas to be explored at leisure or you can just sample the amazing selection of ice-cream on offer, more than 100 flavours, a great way to start off your evening walking along the promenade.
There is an excellent lake ferry and hydrofoil service to the other lake resorts like Desenzano, Garda and Bardonlino. You can also use the regular bus service.
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