The old core of the town is situated on peninsula which penetrate deep into the Lake of Garda. The old part of the town is turned into the touristic resorts, such as hotels, restaurants, shops, and it is strictly non traffic area.
At the top of the peninsula there are remains from Roman period called "Grotte di Catullo", a must see.
Fondest memory: Besides the stunning beauty of the place, it is definetelly gelato (ice-cream). There are several pastry shops on the Main street which offers top quality ice-cream.
Fondest memory: Arriving by ferry from Lazise on the east side of Lago di Garda was how we arrived at Sirmione. Sirmione is towards the end of a peninsula that juts out into Lake Garda and we have to go around this in the ferry to arrive at the harbour entrance of piazza Carducci.
Well this view from the plane on our way back to the Uk shows how Sirmione lies on a long thin peninsula jutting out into Lake Garda between Desenzano and Peschiera.
How come whenever we get a window seat on the plane its right by the wing :-S
Favorite thing: As the castle seems to join the spit of land at this narrow point the castle literally had its own enclosed harbour. Small boats could enter from the lake under the small bridge here into the castle harbour.
Favorite thing: A wide open colourful piazza -Piazza Carducci - awaits you as you step off the ferry. Best of all its pedestrianised so its peaceful to walk around the town and explore the narrow streets.
Favorite thing: Not a sandy beach but the public lido was a fairly popular place to be on a hot August day. The water looked inviting enough too.
Favorite thing: The moat of the castle is inhabited by swans, ducks and other birds which swim quietly along the castle.
The castle is erected at the entrance of the old city.
It can be visited to enjoy the view (6 Euros).