Of all the towns in Lake Garda, Sirmione
is my favourite. It has that classical Italian vibe with mostly pedestrianised lanes, all of which are filled with beautiful historical architecture, and lots of gelaterie and bars. Plus, there’s the beautiful castle that you can wander around.
A lot of the hotels use natural, mineral-rich thermal water, so there’s a real spa culture in Sirmione, with wonderful treatments and outdoor pools that are naturally heated all year round. I’d love to return for a winter spa break!
you'll find another spa hotel, Hotel Caesius Thermae and Spa Resort
, which is popular among Citalia guests. I’d also recommend Corte Valier
on the outskirts of Bardolino, as it’s really peaceful, with lovely grounds and a terrace that overlooks the lake. Plus, there’s live music on certain evenings.