Sirmione (Lake Garda, Italien)

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In this article you will find all the important information for tourists about the town of Sirmione.

Sirmione is a town on the southern side of Lake Garda, situated on a peninsula extending into the lake. It is one of the most visited places by tourists on Lake Garda in the north of Italy.

The narrow peninsula of Sirmione extends more than two kilometres into the lake. After a good half of the route, you reach a castle, the Castello di Sirmione. It is the most important sight of the town. At the fortress you come across a single bridge through a town gate into the old town of Sirmione at the tip of the peninsula. You have to park in front of the castle and walk unless you have a permit to drive into Sirmione’s old town.

The small town of Sirmione is visited by almost all tourists who come to southern Lake Garda. However, there is not much space, the old town consists of only a few alleys. In summer, Sirmione is therefore completely overcrowded, with masses of visitors pushing through the alleyways every day.

Boat tours Sirmione: Boat tours around the peninsula are very popular among tourists in this small town. These should be booked in advance on the internet on this website.

It is also one of the most expensive places in Italy. Room prices in Sirmione of over 200 euros per night are normal in the season (especially May to September). In an ice cream parlour we saw the proud price of 4 euros for a scoop. But it can also be cheaper. In some pizzerias in the centre of Sirmione you can still get pizzas for under 10 euros. Watch out and check prices beforehand.

A visit to the castle is especially worthwhile because of the view from the tower. You can see the whole town of Sirmione, the surrounding area and large parts of Lake Garda. In addition to the castle, also often called the fort or town castle of Sirmione, the “Caves of Catullus” are an important sight in the town on Lake Garda. They are excavations of villas and thermal baths from Roman times, right at the tip of the peninsula. There is also a museum. Thermal baths are still one of the exciting sights in this small town. There are several beaches on the lakeshore. The best known is the great “Jamaica Beach” at the tip of the peninsula.

Boat tours Sirmione: Boat tours around the peninsula are very popular among tourists in this small town. These should be booked in advance on the internet on this website.

You should park as close as possible to the castle, then the walk to the old town of Sirmione is not so far. If all the parking spaces are occupied in the high season, there are other large parking spaces at the entrance to the peninsula about 15 minutes’ walk away. You can also reach Sirmione by bus. There are many ferries between the towns on Lake Garda, and Sirmione has many connections with passenger ships.

Gardaland amusement park: The largest amusement park in Italy is in the south of Lake Garda near the town of Peschiera del Garda. There are over 30 rides in the Gardaland amusement park (from the areas such as adrenaline, adventure, fantasy), musical, circus and much more, there is something for everyone. You should definitely plan for the whole day. In our opinion, Gardaland is one of the best amusement parks in Europe. For children and adults. Tickets should be bought online in advance. More information and tickets can be found on this website.

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