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On the Southern Shore of Lake Garda

An absolutely charming pedestrian only town, accessed through a picturesque castle, and surrounded by the waters of Lake Garda. But… the town can be suffocated by the hordes of tourists that flock here. If you are visiting during the nice weather months, try to avoid the weekends, or come early in the day to steer clear of some of the crowds.

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Sirmione is located on a small peninsula that cuts into Lake Garda on the southern shore. Approaching the town from the south, you enter through the well preserved Castle complex that guards the city. This castle was built by the Scaligeri family of in the 13th century.

Beyond the Castle are the medieval streets of the town, saturated with shops, cafes, & restaurants. Going further north, the town thins out into a more natural setting with nice walks along the eastern shore of the small peninsula. At the tip are the wonderful Roman ruins of Grotte di Carullo.

the good outweighs the bad

We heard as much German & English as Italian in Sirmione and in spite of the crowds, the idyllic setting of the town will draw is back for future visits.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:perfect setting
  • Cons:over touristed
  • Last visit to Sirmione: Apr 2006
  • Intro Updated May 31, 2006
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  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2006 at 9:21 AM

    Looks lovely but far too popular for us!!

  • codrutz's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2006 at 4:00 PM

    Wow .. too many flowers now :)) Browsed again your lovely Sirmione page .. great tip about the beach on the eastshore


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