With water surrounding Sirmione on three sides, lake life is a big thing here, and this makes Sirmione a brilliant place to stay in August if you want to spend lots of time on or near the water.
Sirmione’s sunny southern location gets some of the warmest temperatures in Lake Garda, and this includes the water temperature which makes it a great place to stay if you like swimming. The area has a range of public pebbled beaches and one sandy beach (one of the best on Lake Garda), all with grass areas for sunbathing. You can hire canoes, pedalos and motorboats as well as windsurf and waterski. Some beach areas are great for families with their own playground and a few have volleyball and table tennis facilities as well as lakeside bars and restaurants for a livelier atmosphere.
For some history as well as shade in hot weather, walk the walls of Sirmione’s castle (make sure you climb up the tower for a spectacular view over the lake). You can take a gentle walk around the peninsula and Sirmione also has refreshingly cool narrow streets and piazzas with some of the most most elegant boutiques and galleries in the region (we had to drag SNO man away from one Brioni festooned shop!). Golf lovers can enjoy the Chervò Golf San Vigilio which has two stunning 9 and 27 hole courses, while for some well deserved pampering, you can visit the natural thermal springs at Terme Vergil and Catullo or the indoor Aquaria wellness centre.
If you book your Sirmione holiday in August, you’ll have the pick of an array of events including a national tennis tournament and music concerts which add a great atmosphere and buzz to the town. A popular place to enjoy the summer in Lake Garda, Sirmione is great for a holiday where you can really relax and soak up the sunshine and lake life. If mountain activity really floats your boat, visit Malcesine or Salò.