8Sirmione: The Gateway to Antiquity and Thermal Bliss

Perched on a slender peninsula jutting into the azure waters of Lake Garda, Sirmione is a treasure trove of history and natural beauty.

The Scaligero Castle, a fortress surrounded by water, marks the entrance to this medieval town, leading to narrow cobblestone streets, vibrant cafes, and boutiques. Beyond the castle’s protective embrace lie the Grotte di Catullo, the ruins of a Roman villa that whisper tales of ancient luxury, and thermal spas that draw from the lake’s subterranean hot springs, offering rejuvenation and tranquility.