"Sirmione and its castle" Sirmione by Luchonda

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Sirmione and a strong believe

The Romans builded two castles, two harbours, a settlement and the gigantic villa that rises on rocks and powerfully towers on the lake. On the fundations of the old eastern harbour, the Scaligers later built their famous fortress.

Sirmione and its castle

Encircled by the lake, the fortress, which dates from the 13th Century, stands imposingly the entrance to the town.
The Scaligery family had a great influence on Verona and surroundings.
On buildings and monuments :
- Like this fortress in Sirmione
- Like the bridge in Verona itself - named after them.
- Like the surrounding walls (10 km in lenght) protecting Verona
I'm shure there must be many more.

One of the entrances to the lake

A charming, graceful yet strong and imposing bultwark, one of the most beautiful buildings in this area of Italy.
But another tip, please take a boat and strand at the private island
"Isola del Garda" - you will see more of the architectural strenght in Italy
and the beauty of nature, all this encircled by the Garda Lake itself

  • Last visit to Sirmione: Jun 2006
  • Intro Updated Jun 19, 2006
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  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2009 at 2:32 PM

    Sirmione looks like a pleasant little town...I'd love to explore its castles!

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2008 at 4:42 AM

    I have never heard of this place, but it looks interesting in your photos. I can't belive you didn't have any time to drink some water ... ;-)

  • christine.j's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2006 at 10:11 PM

    Is wine also water? Some wines seem to be. I like your pictures.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2006 at 10:56 AM

    You seem to have enjoyed visiting Italy for a few days! Very nice photos of the impressive old fortress!

  • deWilde's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2006 at 10:55 AM

    Gorgeous photo! I love the contrast of the old castle and brightly painted buildings! Makes me want to run to the airport and go there now!


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