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Set on a narrow promontory on the southern shore of Lake Garda, Sirmione is one of the most popular holiday resorts on the lake. Its pedestrianised historical centre makes it perfect for exploring – stroll along the winding, cobbled lanes, stopping at the array of shops, gelaterie and cafes. It won’t be long before you find yourself on ‘ice-cream alley’ – Sirmione boasts some of the best ice-cream parlours on the lake.
The town’s most famous attraction is the 13th-century Rocca Scaligera castle, founded by the famous Scala family of Verona. Defended by a moat, its fairytale exterior can be admired from the entrance of the old town, and if you climb the castle’s tower, you will be treated to some fantastic views over the lake. Another top pick is to visit the remains of one of the largest residential villas in northern Italy, Grotte di Catullo. Sirmione is also a renowned spa destination, boasting a number of thermal springs. The Romans enjoyed the benefits of the thermal water and today it is enjoyed by visitors from all over the world.
If you would like to pre-book one of our excursions, please call our Italy Experts on 01293 762410*.