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Why Go on a Tour of Sirmione

Beautifully set on the shores of the famous Italian Lake Garda, Sirmione is a city boasting a rich history and numerous picturesque locations.

Most travelers going to northern Italy's Lombardy region choose in favor of Sirmione for many reasons. For starters, this is one of the most outstanding Lake Garda destinations, offering nice accommodation options as well as plenty to see and do while there. For some top-notch photo opportunities, we suggest stopping by one of the numerous viewpoints, opening outstanding panoramas of the town, the lake, and the surrounding mountains.

Without a doubt, no Sirmione tour would be complete without a visit to its symbol, the mighty Scaliger Castle with imposing stone towers, surrounded by water. The 13th-century fortress was erected for defensive purposes and was also exploited as a port. Scaliger has made it to our days practically intact and is among the best-preserved examples of buildings of its kind and time period.

Although this gorgeous town is rather small, it is home to many interesting churches. Among the oldest ones in Sirmione is the Church of San Pietro in Mavino, dating back to the 8th century. Other religious sites worthy to put on your Sirmione itinerary are the small Sant'Anna della Rocca, located close to the castle, and the 15th-century Church of Santa Maria Maggiore.

For another sip of local historical landmarks, spice up your Sirmione sightseeing with a visit of the archaeological park of Catullus Grottes. Built long ago by the Romans, it is home to the remains of a once very enormous ancient villa.

What is more, while in Sirmione, don't miss your chance to spend time unwinding and relaxing in one of the local thermal baths and high-end spa centers. The natural waters are renown for their rejuvenating properties which are also beneficial for health.

Top 3 Things to Do in Sirmione

  • Enjoy the views of the fabulous Lake Garda
  • Explore the symbol of Sirmione, Scaliger Castle
  • Visit the ancient Roman site, the Grottes of Catullus
  • Unwind in thermal baths in one of the top-notch spas of Sirmione
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