Sirmione is situated on a very thin, north pointing 2.5km long peninsula, at the southen end of Lake Garda.
This ancient town has charmed people for centuries, as it does today with the many tourists who visit. The buildings of the town are all very brightly painted, giving the town a slight Murano & Burano feel to the place .
The dominating castle in Sirmione was built by the Lord of Verona in 1250 AD, Castello Scaligero. Open from 09.00 to 19.00.
An ideal location. Which other place is free from through traffic and yet linked to the main motorways? Sirmione.
Not only Catullus, but also Caesaris is said to have stayed here.
In the 8th Century, the Longobards built a convent, Dante came looking for inspiration, Carducci and Boito spent meaningful hours here.....
The Romans had built two castles, two harbours, a settlement and the gigantic villa that rises on rocks and powerfully towers on the lake.
On the fundations of the old eastern harbour, the Scaligers later built their famous fortress: a charming, graceful yet strong and imposing bultwark, one of the most beautiful buildings in the word.
Sirmione, however, is something more.....
Sirmione, spa and resort, spirit and culture, restaurants and refind discotheques, thermal baths and outstanding hotels, gastronomy and pizza, excellent wine, markets and fashion shops, the International Academy for Literature, Lunapark and Gardaland - a child's paradise - the meeting point of tradition and future....
Sirmione is a well known tourist centre and popular health resort. It is reached by a long road (the only road in to it) Next to the entrance to the town is the Scagliera Fortress, a thirteenth century building surrounded by water. It has it's own boatyard and a fortress.
It is a place of history with beautiful churches and stunning scenery across the lake.
It is buzzing with life and the restaurants are always busy. It's narrow streets house many small shops and plenty of ice cram parlours.
Sirmione has easy access to the rest of the lake by the ferries which run frequently.
On the southern shores of the lake, you will find this charming place. Sirmione definitely worth a visit.
Club da Baia Boutique Hotel Lago di Garda
1 Review and 4 Opinions This hotel is ideally located right on the lakeside, between the small mooring harbour and the ferry...