Sirmione

Travel Guide
Scaliger Castle featuring touring, boating and château or palace
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, 25019
The price is £205 per night from 11 Aug to 12 Aug
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Sirmione. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (791 reviews)
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"Perfect location to explore. Free use of the really fantastic spa facilities. Excellent facilities and terrace to enjoy view of the lake. Off site parking was easy to use and provide an electric shuttle service for baggage and ourselves which saved us dragging it through the short but hot journey ..."

Reviewed on 10 Jul 2022

Hotel Sirmione e Promessi Sposi
Hotel Serenella
Hotel Serenella
3 out of 5
Via Punta Staffalo 1, Sirmione, 25019
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Sirmione. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (112 reviews)
"A great little secret in the old city. Up at the top of the peninsula away from the hustle and bustle but only a few minutes walk down to the sites, restaurants and fun. Not all taxis will take you through the narrow crowded fort streets up to this hotel ... so be prepared to get dropped at the fort ..."

Reviewed on 12 Jun 2022

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Residence Villaggio Tiglio
Residence Villaggio Tiglio
4 out of 5
Via Punta Gro', Lugana, Sirmione, BS, 25019
Stay at this 4-star campsite in Sirmione. Enjoy free parking, a terrace and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
3.4/5 (65 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 8 Sep 2019

Residence Villaggio Tiglio
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Residence Nuove Terme
Residence Nuove Terme
3 out of 5
Via Vittorio Alfieri 9, Sirmione, BS, 25019
The price is £117 per night from 6 Sep to 7 Sep
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly residence in Sirmione. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (66 reviews)
Cosy place în Sirmione
"Beyond expectations: Clean, kitchenette with everything, great pool, comfortable beds, close to Garda Lake and last but not least free bikes to rent. The host made everything easy for us, always attentive and helpful. Got the Gardaland tickets from him for a good price. Hopefully we will revisit ..."

Reviewed on 13 Jun 2022

Residence Nuove Terme
Residence Villaggio Tiglio
Residence Villaggio Tiglio
4 out of 5
Via Punta Gro', Lugana, Sirmione, BS, 25019
Stay at this 4-star campsite in Sirmione. Enjoy free parking, a terrace and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
3.4/5 (65 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 8 Sep 2019

Residence Villaggio Tiglio
Alexandra Stay Residence
Alexandra Stay Residence
3 out of 5
Via Condominio, 1, Sirmione, BS, 25019
The price is £251 per night from 2 Sep to 3 Sep
Stay at this 3-star beach residence in Sirmione. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a private beach. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the comfy ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (213 reviews)
"Wonderfully welcoming Alexandra and staff! Great place !"

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2022

Alexandra Stay Residence
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