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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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Palazzo Callas Exhibitions

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PIAZZA CARDUCCI

Sites of interest at Sirmione
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Terme di Sirmione

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Terme di Sirmione
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San Pietro in Mavino

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San Pietro in Mavino
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MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO

Museums at Sirmione
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MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO
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Sirmione

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Caves of Catullo

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MONASTERY OF S. SALVATORE

Churches at Sirmione
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CHURCH OF SAN PIETRO IN MAVINAS

Churches at Sirmione
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CHURCH OF SAN PIETRO IN MAVINAS
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CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE

Churches at Sirmione
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Where to sleep

AURORA

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DEGLI OLEANDRI

Sirmione
DEGLI OLEANDRI
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RELAIS LA SPERANZINA

Sirmione
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CASTELLO MAVINO

Sirmione
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MIGLIORATI SILVIA

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ADRIANA - DAVID

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ADRIANA - MARTA

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SIRMIONE

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NEVER SAY NEVER

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LA REGINA DI SIRMIONE

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MATTIA - BOCCHIO

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FRONT CASTLE WITH MAGICAL MEDIEVAL VIEW

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GRIFONE (MEUBLE')

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CASA GRAZIELLA

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SIRMIONE E PROMESSI SPOSI

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GRAND HOTEL TERME

Sirmione
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CASA SCALIGERI

Sirmione
CASA SCALIGERI
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APPARTAMENTO IL NIDO DEL CIGNO

Sirmione
APPARTAMENTO IL NIDO DEL CIGNO
107 mt

APPARTAMENTO IL NIDO DEL CIGNO 1

Sirmione
APPARTAMENTO IL NIDO DEL CIGNO 1
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