Hotel Smeraldo in Sirmione

Visit Sirmione

Visit Sirmione, is a wonderful fishing village at the tip of its namesake peninsula that lies at the center of Lake Garda, enclosed in its Scaliger Castle, retains intact its historic center completely pedestrian.

Sirmione is a must to visit for anyone who is on Lake Garda, the Scaliger castle with its historic center completely and strictly pedestrian is perhaps the most beautiful of the Garda, the old fishing village offers romantic views and picturesque spots to visit, in addition to Sirmione historical beautyes such as Grotte di Catullo and the nearby medieval church of San Pietro in Mavino, the church of St. Maria Maggiore in the middle of the old town, the small church of St. Anne, the medieval Castle with the museum inside and the panoramic view from the top of the tower. The pedestrianized Old Town is just a few steps away from Hotel Smeraldo in Sirmione.

Sirmione Castle: encloses the village of Sirmione, to enter you still pass from its drawbridge that once made him an island, one of the few castles to still have integrates the dock, the drawbridge and the walkways on the walls; not miss the overview of Sirmione from the tower.

Catullo Caves: are located on the northern tip of Sirmione, are the ruins of the largest Roman villa in northern Italy, the building had to have an imposing spectacular as its panoramic view of Lake Garda. The archaeological site is about fifteen minute walk from our hotel in Sirmione.

St. Anne Church: The small church is located just entered in Sirmione Old Town, built in the fifteenth century for the soldiers of service to the castle, there are to see interesting frescoes inside.

Santa Maria Maggiore Church: situated in the town center, was built on a previous church with columns of 361, inside there are frescoes of 1500 and a wooden statue of the Madonna original of the 1400

San Pietro in Mavino ChurchShortly before reaching the Grotte di Catullo, is the Church of St. Peter in Mavino, an existing building already in the Lombard period and built on a pagan temple, inside it there are some interesting frescoes of XI century and then of the ‘300; the belltower is native of XI century.