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Of the islands which in stagnant Waters and vast seas Neptune holds, Sirmio—the pearl of islands!

- Gaius Valerius Catullus
From the 1st century BC onwards, Lake Garda attracted the rich, the famous, and the noble from nearby Verona. Among them was the Roman poet Gaius Valerius Catullus, who owned one of the prettiest Roman villas in Sirmione. Nowadays, Sirmione is known for its thermal springs and the romantic beyond-words setting of its historic center.
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In Sirmione, you can step inside one of the best-preserved castles in Italy, the mighty Scaligero Castle, which looks as though it's magically hovering over the tranquil waters of Lake Garda. You can also wander around the otherworldly ruins of Catullus' beautiful villa, built on the tip of the Sirmione Peninsula, a stone's throw from the lively Jamaica Beach. But above all, Sirmione is for the romantic at heart, those who are ready to get lost in the charm of a picturesque Italian town that floats between dream and reality.

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Things to do in Sirmione

When in Sirmione, there's no escaping the spell the gorgeous landscape of Lake Garda will cast on you. This is why we highly recommend some water activities that will help you make the most of your time in Sirmione and be part of this breathtakingly beautiful scenery, by taking in the views of Lake Garda from the best vantage point. From a private boat trip to Isola del Garda to a sunset cruise to a boat tour along the Sirmione Peninsula, there are several experiences to choose from. If your schedule allows it, we can also arrange a day trip from Sirmione to Verona for you.

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Sirmione

How many days should I spend in Sirmione?
Sirmione is quite a small town. You can spend here one full day or a couple of days and explore the lake and its surroundings.
How do I get around in Sirmione and Lake Garda?
The city center and where all the attractions and sights are is very small. You can just walk everywhere. The closest parking is right outside the in gate so, if you have a car, you can leave it there and then walk in the central area, which is pedestrian. There are regular ferry boats on Lake Garda, giving you a pleasant way to reach the towns to the north.
How much should I expect to spend per person per day in Sirmione?

A quick lunch with a drink, in the city center, is around 25/30 euros. Museum and sight entrances are usually between 10 and 20 euros. For dinner, budget at least 30/40 euros each.

Is there a general/average opening times for attractions, galleries and museums? Are there any late or early opening days, or a day of the week when things are generally closed?

Museums and attractions usually open around 9:00/10:00am. Some sites are closed on Sundays, like some churches during the services; other museums and attractions might be closed either on Sundays or Mondays.

What are the usual opening hours for shops (souvenirs, clothes, grocery, etc.)? Are there any days when most shops are closed? Are there any stores open 24/7?

Shops are usually open from 9:00am to 7:30/8:00pm. Some shops, especially family-run and smaller businesses, might close for lunch break between 12:30pm and 3:30pm and are usually closed on Sundays and in some cases on Mondays. 

What are the options for people with dietary restrictions and intolerances?
Sirmione is a very small town, so unfortunately there aren't many vegan or gluten free restaurants. However, the mediterranean 'diet' is one of the most complete in the world, so we are sure you will find something delicious everywhere you go. Just please remember to inform the waiter of your needs so they will be aware and they will be able to advise you at their best.
Where's best, easiest and safest to get some local currency?

The easiest and safest way to get Euros would be withdrawing money from local ATMs. There are also many currency exchange places all around the city, but be aware their commissions might be quite high, especially in the city center.

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