Situated in Lombardy, Northern Italy, Sirmione is a walled historic town in the Province of Brescia. The comune also includes the town of Colombre. With a total area of 33 sq.km, the population of the city is more than 8,320.
The earliest known traces of the city’s history dates back to 6th-5th century BC. During the 1st Century BC, Sirmione became a resort for wealthy families and then royalties of Verona. It got fortified in the late Roman era, and also served as a judiciary capital under the kingdom of Lombard. A monastery and church was founded by Ansa, wife of King Desiderius.
It became a part of Italian Kingdom in 1860 when it was acquired by the empire of Habsburg. Sirmione encompasses the best of travel in Italy, there are a host of possibilities for the intrepid traveller.
The beautiful Scaliger Castle and the drawbridge fortified harbour is the most important tourist attraction of the town. In addition, this ancient place is much known among visitors for its charming resorts along the lake and the markets on the lakesides that draw in many customers on a regular basis.
Essential travel information and Sirmione tips for your visit
- Take a pair of footwear, something like crocs while you’re on beach as there are pointy stones spread across the sands.
- Watch out your belongings. During the high time of tourists visiting, there are chances of getting pick-pocketed.