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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

Where
Piazza Castello 34, Sirmione (BS)
Contacts
+39030916468
Official site

Rocca Scaligera in Sirmione was built in the 13th century. It is an unusual fortress located on the narrowest part of the peninsula on Lake Garda and is one of the best-preserved castles in Italy.

Surrounded by the lake except for the artificially structured harbour, which was originally designed to protect Verona’s fleet, the castle has three towers and a 47 metre-high main tower.

Originally accessible from the town of Sirmione and from the outside, the only entrance today is the one from Sirmione itself. Visitors cross the drawbridge into the central portico and up 146 steps to the swallowtail battlements, from there they can take the recently renovated wooden staircases up to the high tower to admire the breathtaking views of Sirmione and Lake Garda.

The castle’s vast portico is home to a lapidarium and a small exhibition on the castle’s history.


Opening hours

Open: all year.
Opening times: variable.
Admission: charge.

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Places

SCALIGERO CASTLE

Castles at Sirmione
  • Art & Culture
SCALIGERO CASTLE
42 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
87 mt

PIAZZA CARDUCCI

Sites of interest at Sirmione
  • Lifestyle
PIAZZA CARDUCCI
95 mt

Terme di Sirmione

  • Wellness
Terme di Sirmione
401 mt

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
561 mt

MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO

Museums at Sirmione
  • Art & Culture
MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO
567 mt

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
722 mt

Caves of Catullo

  • Lakes
Grotte di Catullo Lago di Garda
1.05 km

MONASTERY OF S. SALVATORE

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

CHURCH OF SAN PIETRO IN MAVINAS

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

CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE

Churches at Sirmione
  • Art & Culture
CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE
1.95 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
5.71 km

Desenzano Roman Villa

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

CATHEDRAL

Churches at Desenzano del Garda
  • Religious Tourism
CATHEDRAL
5.9 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
5.93 km

Palazzo Salvadego

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Salvadego
6.02 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
6.02 km

RAMBOTTI ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

Museums at Desenzano del Garda
  • Art & Culture
RAMBOTTI ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
6.29 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
6.29 km

VILLA BRUNATI

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

Activities

Sirmione private walking and motorboat tour

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

Tour of Sirmione Peninsula on Lake Garda

  • Lakes
Tour of Sirmione Peninsula on Lake Garda
107 mt

Where to sleep

RELAIS LA SPERANZINA

Sirmione
RELAIS LA SPERANZINA
33 mt

SUITE APPARTAMENTI MAVINO

Sirmione
SUITE APPARTAMENTI MAVINO
122 mt

LA MAGNOLIA (MEUBLE')

Sirmione
LA MAGNOLIA (MEUBLE')
181 mt

MARCONI

Sirmione
MARCONI
214 mt

APPARTAMENTO CESARE

Sirmione
APPARTAMENTO CESARE
223 mt

RESIDENCE BARCONE 1

Sirmione
RESIDENCE BARCONE 1
270 mt

BROGLIA

Sirmione
BROGLIA
329 mt

VILLA PARADISO (MEUBLE')

Sirmione
VILLA PARADISO (MEUBLE')
600 mt

HOTEL OCELLE

Sirmione
HOTEL OCELLE
681 mt

LOFT PENISOLA

Sirmione
LOFT PENISOLA
1.59 km

ASTORIA LIDO (MEUBLE') DIPENDENZA

Sirmione
ASTORIA LIDO (MEUBLE') DIPENDENZA
1.69 km

MIRABELLO

Sirmione
MIRABELLO
2.12 km

CASA AL PORTO

Sirmione
CASA AL PORTO
2.12 km

MY GARDA HOLIDAY - LEOPARDI

Sirmione
MY GARDA HOLIDAY - LEOPARDI
2.13 km

CLODIA (MEUBLE') DIPENDENZA

Sirmione
CLODIA (MEUBLE') DIPENDENZA
2.13 km

BELVEDERE (MEUBLE')

Sirmione
BELVEDERE (MEUBLE')
2.24 km

CASA ARENA

Sirmione
CASA ARENA
2.35 km

DOMUS SIRMIONE

Sirmione
DOMUS SIRMIONE
2.5 km

ISA SIRMIONE APARTMENTS

Sirmione
ISA SIRMIONE APARTMENTS
2.61 km

ITALIAN HOMING - CASE NUOVE

Sirmione
ITALIAN HOMING - CASE NUOVE
2.61 km