• Villages

Sirmione

A fortress of the thirteenth century. Narrow alleys. The spa waters. On Lake Garda, Sirmione is a harmony of history and beauty

Timbre Relax & Wellness Here you can stamp
your passport
Where
Provincia di Brescia
Contacts
+39 030 9909100
Official site
Infopoint
Infopoint Sirmione
Viale Marconi, 6, Sirmione (BS)
+39 0303748721

Built for strategic purposes at the end of the thirteenth century, Rocca Scaligera in Sirmione is one of the best preserved castles in Italy, with its own quayside making it a rare example of fortification for port use.

A Roman and medieval museum of stone is housed in the castle’s large inner portico, together with a small exhibition giving the most important information about the fortress. A walk around the chemin de ronde of the castle walls is a must, as is climbing to the very top of the keep, the castle’s tallest tower, which offers spectacular views.

Sirmione spa waters are known for their preventive and therapeutic properties thanks to their sulphurous salso-bromo-iodic content.

The remains of a sumptuous Roman villa known as the Grotte di Catullo are in exceptional panoramic position, right at the far end of the Sirmione peninsula. Grottoes because the these old buildings look like a site of natural caves, and Catullo in honour of the Latin poet Catullus, who celebrated the beauty of this town.

At the entrance to the park, an antiquities museum displays not only a general plan of the villa, but also photos of the dig, restoration work and particularly interesting finds such as floor mosaics, objects in bronze and ceramic, fragments of plaster and frescos and a sculpture depicting the head of one of the Dioscuri. The Grotte di Catullo can be reached on foot with an hour’s walk through the old town centre and the last part of the Sirmione peninsula. There is an electric train service in the summer months.

Afterwards, visitors can relax on the nearby Giamaica beach, one of the most beautiful banks of Garda, with large smooth stones just breaking the surface of the lake, perfect for sunbathing and swimming in crystal-clear waters.

Take me here: Sirmione

Places

San Pietro in Mavino

This church of Lombard origins is the oldest church in Sirmione and is surrounded by olive trees in an enchanting position
  • Religious Tourism
San Pietro in Mavino
180 mt

MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO

Museums at Sirmione
  • Art & Culture
MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO
214 mt

Caves of Catullo

  • Lakes
Grotte di Catullo Lago di Garda
355 mt

Terme di Sirmione

  • Wellness
Terme di Sirmione
367 mt

PIAZZA CARDUCCI

Sites of interest at Sirmione
  • Lifestyle
PIAZZA CARDUCCI
680 mt

Palazzo Callas Exhibitions

It is located in the central Piazza Carducci in the historic center of Sirmione. It offers an exhibition area of over 400 square meters
  • Lakes
Palazzo Callas Exhibitions
697 mt

Rocca Scaligera of Sirmione

Rocca Scaligera in Sirmione was built in the 13th century and is one of the best-preserved castles in Italy, surrounded by the Lake Garda
  • Lakes
Rocca Scaligera di Sirmione Lago di Garda
722 mt

SCALIGERO CASTLE

Castles at Sirmione
  • Art & Culture
SCALIGERO CASTLE
748 mt

MONASTERY OF S. SALVATORE

Churches at Sirmione
  • Religious Tourism
MONASTERY OF  S. SALVATORE
2.67 km

CHURCH OF SAN PIETRO IN MAVINAS

Churches at Sirmione
  • Art & Culture
CHURCH OF SAN PIETRO IN MAVINAS
2.67 km

CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE

Churches at Sirmione
  • Art & Culture
CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE
2.67 km

Rambotti Museum

Located in an area rich in Bronze Age testimonies, it offers a wide panorama of the prehistoric cultures of Garda
  • Lakes
Rambotti Museum
5.88 km

Desenzano Roman Villa

The most important example in Northern Italy of the great late Roman villas
  • Lakes
Roman Villa Of Desenzano
5.99 km

CATHEDRAL

Churches at Desenzano del Garda
  • Religious Tourism
CATHEDRAL
6.01 km

Desenzano Castle

The imposing Castle overlooks the nearby town of Desenzano and today is used for exhibitions, conventions and musical events.
  • Art & Culture
Desenzano Castle
6.07 km

Desenzano del Garda

Desenzano del Garda, a destination cherished by visitors alike in the Lake Garda. The old pier and the Castle with a panoramic view
  • Lakes
Desenzano del Garda
6.12 km

Palazzo Salvadego

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Salvadego
6.23 km

VILLA BRUNATI

Dwellings at Moniga del Garda
  • Art & Culture
VILLA BRUNATI
6.34 km

MONIGA CASTLE

Castles at Moniga del Garda
  • Art & Culture
MONIGA CASTLE
6.34 km

RAMBOTTI ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

Museums at Desenzano del Garda
  • Art & Culture
RAMBOTTI ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
6.39 km

Activities

Sirmione private walking and motorboat tour

  • Art & Culture
Sirmione private walking and motorboat tour
747 mt

Where to sleep

VILLA PARADISO (MEUBLE')

Sirmione
VILLA PARADISO (MEUBLE')
130 mt

APPARTAMENTO IDEAL

Sirmione
APPARTAMENTO IDEAL
139 mt

IDEAL

Sirmione
IDEAL
139 mt

MON REPOS (MEUBLE')

Sirmione
MON REPOS (MEUBLE')
170 mt

VILLA MARIA

Sirmione
VILLA MARIA
188 mt

VILLA CALLAS 16

Sirmione
VILLA CALLAS 16
194 mt

DESIRE'

Sirmione
DESIRE'
284 mt

VILLA CORTINE PALACE HOTEL

Sirmione
VILLA CORTINE PALACE HOTEL
329 mt

SERENELLA

Sirmione
SERENELLA
343 mt

HOTEL CONTINENTAL THERMAE & SPA

Sirmione
HOTEL CONTINENTAL THERMAE & SPA
348 mt

LUNA

Sirmione
LUNA
385 mt

MAVINO (MEUBLE')

Sirmione
MAVINO (MEUBLE')
411 mt

BROGLIA

Sirmione
BROGLIA
411 mt

GIARDINO

Sirmione
GIARDINO
477 mt

MARCONI

Sirmione
MARCONI
532 mt

MARCONI DIPENDENZA

Sirmione
MARCONI DIPENDENZA
532 mt

MY SIRMIONE CENTER HOME 1

Sirmione
MY SIRMIONE CENTER HOME 1
546 mt

APPARTAMENTO CESARE

Sirmione
APPARTAMENTO CESARE
548 mt

SAN LORENZO

Sirmione
SAN LORENZO
556 mt

LA MAGNOLIA (MEUBLE')

Sirmione
LA MAGNOLIA (MEUBLE')
563 mt