Sirmione

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After walking along the peninsula to see its historic sites, rest and relax at this town’s spa that channels Lake Garda’s hot springs.

Among the highlights of Lake Garda, Sirmione is a medieval wonder with a castle and many churches. See its intriguing archeological site and thermal springs. Stroll through the quaint historic center to imagine life around the lake as it was centuries ago.

The Old Town area is on the Sirmio Peninsula jutting into the lake, offering picturesque panoramic views. On the northern tip of this land lie the ruins of the Grotto of Catullus. Capture photos of the dramatic scenery of the lake as a backdrop to the surviving vestiges of the Roman villa. Visit the site’s museum to learn about the structure.

On the same peninsula is the iconic Scaliger Castle, surrounded by water. Learn about its history as a fortification to defend Verona. Gaze up at its corner towers and cross the drawbridge to enter the castle to explore its museum.

Notice the lovely religious structures, such as the 8th-century Church of San Pietro. The 15th-century Santa Maria Maggiore is another iconic church nearby.

In addition to its castles and Roman ruins, Sirmione has thermal springs. Luxuriate in the Aquaria Spa and Wellness Center, which channels pools of warm water from the lake’s springs. The retreat offers massages, training exercises and a freshwater pool.

The area has a pleasant climate, with long, hot summer days and a refreshing breeze that encourages windsurfers. Winters are mild and sunny.

The commune is between the towns of Desenzano del Garda and Peschiera del Garda on the southern shoreline of Lake Garda. It is part of the Brescia province in the region of Lombardy in northern Italy. Fly to Verona Villafranca Airport, which is just 22 miles (35 kilometers) east of town. Reach other towns of Lake Garda via boats from the jetty at the town’s port.

The castles and churches of Sirmione transport you back in time, while the hot springs ensure your trip offers plenty of relaxation.

Hotel Sirmione e Promessi Sposi
Hotel Sirmione e Promessi Sposi
4 out of 5
Piazza Castello 19, Sirmione, BS
The price is $110 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is steps from Scaliger Castle, Church of Santa Maria della Neve, and Santa Maria Maggiore. Spiaggia del Preti and Center ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (732 reviews)
"Breakfast was brilliant with lots to choose from. I asked to upgrade my room on arrival and they didn’t seem to fussed. Considering I was prepared to pay the cost of my room again for a balcony and view, you’d have thought they’d be a bit more enthusiastic and willing. The bathroom was good and the ..."

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2021

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Grand Hotel Terme
Grand Hotel Terme
5 out of 5
Viale Marconi, 7, Sirmione, BS
The price is $227 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Located in Sirmione, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 5-minute walk of Scaliger Castle, Spiaggia del Preti, and Church of Santa Maria ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (342 reviews)
"A wonderful place to relax and have good food, good massages and the terme water. The staff were always friendly and professional."

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

Grand Hotel Terme
The Garda Village - Near Spiaggia Brema
The Garda Village - Near Spiaggia Brema
4 out of 5
Via Coorti Romane 47, Sirmione, BS
This family-friendly Sirmione inn is located on a lake, within 2 mi (3 km) of Spiaggia Brema and Provenza Cantine. Spiaggia del Preti and Jamaica Beach are also ...
3.8/5 Good! (315 reviews)
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"Very relaxing place to stay, mobile home was good. Location once you get your bearings was perfect for a walk along the lakeside and into Sermione although you can get the shuttle bus from Columbare for 1 euro if the walk is too far. Swimming pools lovely and clean compulsary to wear a swimming cap. ..."

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

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The Garda Village - Near Spiaggia Brema
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Casa dei Pescatori
Casa dei Pescatori
Via Xxv Aprile 65-67, Sirmione, BS
Nestled on the beach, this Sirmione apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Scaliger Castle, Spiaggia Brema, and Spiaggia del Preti. Church of Santa Maria ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (49 reviews)
Wonderful accommodations in an excellent location.
"We stayed in a ground floor apartment. The apartment was very comfortable for our family of four. The location was great. We really enjoyed our walks into Old Town. The lake is so clear and the mountainous views are very pretty. The hosts are super friendly and very helpful with explaining the area. ..."

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

Casa dei Pescatori
Residence Bianca
Residence Bianca
Via De Gasperi 12, Sirmione, BS
Situated near the airport, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Spiaggia Brema, Le Ninfee del Garda Water Park, and Provenza Cantine. Scaliger Castle ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (53 reviews)
"This place was perfect , sparkling clean .. best swimming pool . And best team , and best location!!!!"

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

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Residence Villaggio Tiglio
Residence Villaggio Tiglio
4 out of 5
Via Punta Gro', Lugana, Sirmione, BS
Situated in Sirmione, this campground is within 3 mi (5 km) of Bracco Baldo Beach, Zenato Winery, and Le Ninfee del Garda Water Park. Spiaggia Brema is 2.5 mi ...
3.5/5 Good! (52 reviews)
"I was surprised about the attention from the staff there.I mentioned only one time that my doughter have birthday and the staff brought her cake and candles.It was really great"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2019

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