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The Black Poplar of Sirmione

On the enchanting Sirmione peninsula, an imposing black poplar tree dwells on the shores of the lake.

Where
Belvedere Sandro Pertini
via XXV Aprile, Sirmione (BS)

Popular with tourists, both Italian and foreign, Lake Garda is famous for its landscapes and historic villages.

 

Among the most fascinating ones, it is impossible not to mention Sirmione, which lies on a narrow 4 km peninsula on the southern shore of Italy's largest body of water. Its history is long, as witnessed by the archaeological complex of the Grotte di Catullo (1st century BC); considered the most beautiful Roman domus in northern Italy, it is located at the tip of the peninsula. In a town so rich in artistic beauty, there is no shortage of fine trees. The most remarkable is an incredible black poplar (Populus nigra), which stands tall in the small park called 'Belvedere Sandro Pertini'.

Grown a few metres from the shore of Lake Garda, in the area of the accommodation facilities preceding the historic centre, it impresses with a trunk that reaches a circumference of 7.5 metres (diameter 240 cm) and a height of 25 metres. Healthy and lush, its vast foliage provides pleasant shade to the lake-view benches below. Truly a perfect place to relax and enjoy the scenery. A few minutes' walk takes you to the 14th-century Castello Scaligero, whose crenellated towers provide a scenic entrance to the oldest part of the village.

A green monument that is accessible to the public.

(Ph: Luca Pernechele)
 
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Places

MONASTERY OF S. SALVATORE

Churches at Sirmione
  • Religious Tourism
MONASTERY OF  S. SALVATORE
766 mt

CHURCH OF SAN PIETRO IN MAVINAS

Churches at Sirmione
  • Art & Culture
CHURCH OF SAN PIETRO IN MAVINAS
766 mt

CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE

Churches at Sirmione
  • Art & Culture
CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE
766 mt

SCALIGERO CASTLE

Castles at Sirmione
  • Art & Culture
SCALIGERO CASTLE
1.36 km

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
1.39 km

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
1.4 km

PIAZZA CARDUCCI

Sites of interest at Sirmione
  • Lifestyle
PIAZZA CARDUCCI
1.42 km

Terme di Sirmione

  • Wellness
Terme di Sirmione
1.74 km

MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO

Museums at Sirmione
  • Art & Culture
MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO
1.91 km

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
1.93 km

Sirmione

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

Caves of Catullo

  • Lakes
Grotte di Catullo Lago di Garda
2.44 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
5.26 km

Palazzo Salvadego

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Salvadego
5.5 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
5.54 km

Desenzano Roman Villa

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

CATHEDRAL

Churches at Desenzano del Garda
  • Religious Tourism
CATHEDRAL
5.56 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
5.72 km

RAMBOTTI ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

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

Palazzo Todeschini

Solemn building with fifteen arches, overlooking a characteristic port of Garda, is now an important venue for conferences
  • Lakes
Palazzo Todeschini and Porto Vecchio in Desenzano
5.98 km

Activities

E-Mtb Front - 1 Day rent

  • Active & Green
E-Mtb Front - 1 Day rent
5.84 km

E-Mtb Front rent - Half day

  • Active & Green
E-Mtb Front rent - Half day
5.84 km

Where to sleep

CASA DEI PESCATORI

Sirmione
CASA DEI PESCATORI
37 mt

APPARTAMENTO SIRMIONE STELLA

Sirmione
APPARTAMENTO SIRMIONE STELLA
64 mt

VILLA PIOPPI HOTEL (GARNI')

Sirmione
VILLA PIOPPI HOTEL (GARNI')
182 mt

DU LAC

Sirmione
DU LAC
186 mt

FENAROLI FABRIZIA

Sirmione
FENAROLI FABRIZIA
205 mt

CONDOMINIO SPORTING GIUDICE

Sirmione
CONDOMINIO SPORTING GIUDICE
205 mt

BERNOCCHI KETTY

Sirmione
BERNOCCHI KETTY
205 mt

RESIDENZA I MORI

Sirmione
RESIDENZA I MORI
205 mt

SUISSE (MEUBLE')

Sirmione
SUISSE (MEUBLE')
215 mt

ALEXANDRA

Sirmione
ALEXANDRA
222 mt

AURORA

Sirmione
AURORA
245 mt

CHIRIVA INTERNATI RITA

SIRMIONE
CHIRIVA INTERNATI RITA
293 mt

ASTORIA LIDO (MEUBLE') DIPENDENZA

Sirmione
ASTORIA LIDO (MEUBLE') DIPENDENZA
309 mt

ASTORIA LIDO (MEUBLE')

Sirmione
ASTORIA LIDO (MEUBLE')
309 mt

LA RONDINE

Sirmione
LA RONDINE
311 mt

LA RONDINE DIPENDENZA

Sirmione
LA RONDINE DIPENDENZA
311 mt

PANINA KSENIA - BENACO - 88

SIRMIONE
PANINA KSENIA - BENACO - 88
328 mt

CAESAR SIRMIONE LUXURY APT. D8

SIRMIONE
CAESAR SIRMIONE LUXURY APT. D8
346 mt

ALEVIC 05

Sirmione
ALEVIC 05
346 mt

ALEVIC 17

Sirmione
ALEVIC 17
346 mt