"Sirmione" Top 5 Page for this destination Sirmione by rubbersoul75
Sirmione Travel Guide: 166 reviews and 511 photos
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.
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.
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:perfect setting
- Cons:over touristed
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