Brescia
Sirmione
Recommended
Sirmione The Essential
Recommended
The attractive small town of Sirmione stands at the tip of the peninsula that bears its name, to the south of Lake Garda. It has been a major holiday resort for many centuries - back in Roman times the Latin poet Catullus owned a sumptuous villa here. Today, Sirmione is a renowned thermal spa, in particular for treating respiratory disorders. The imposing Scaligera fortress and the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, which has retained 15C and 16C frescoes, are particularly attractive.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Sirmione
Grotte di Catullo (Grotto of Catullus)
Grotte di Catullo (Grotto of Catullus)
At the far end of the isthmus of
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