Catullo's Grotto

Currently Open
  • Address: Piazza Orti Manara 4 | Tip of Sirmione Peninsula, 25019 Sirmione, Italy
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +39-030916157
  • Ticket Price: 6 EUR
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Educational Site, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Archaeological Site , Specialty Museums, Heritage Building

This archaeological site is an ancient Roman villa, built between 100B.C – 100 A.D. It covers about two acres of some of Sirmione’s most beautiful land. The estate has a large open-air section in the centre, a garden park. There really are no words to describe how magnificent this place is, how well planned, or elegantly laid out – you have to see it for yourself. The highlights are:

  • The Loggias and the terraces
  • The gardens and flower beds
  • The Cryptoporticus carved from natural bedrock
  • The olive grove that surrounds the area

The museum to the Grotto was opened in 1999; it houses the many artefacts uncovered from the excavation site. It contains beautiful Pompeian frescoes, fragments of stucco and architecture. The museum also presents a brief history of the Sirmion area and houses other artefacts found from nearby areas and old villages submerged now in the lake.

Catullo's Grotto Travel Tips

  • Limited disability accessible.
  • Wear comfy shoes.
  • Leashed dogs are allowed, but not in the museum.
  • No picnics, bikes or scooters.
  • Beach not accessible from here.

Entrance Ticket Details For Catullo's Grotto

  • EUR 3 for Europeans between 18-25 years of age.
  • Free for under 18.
  • Free on first Sunday of the month.

Catullo's Grotto Hours

Closed Tuesdays if preceding Monday is a holiday.

Winter (November – March approx.)

  • Wednesday-Monday: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (archaeological); 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM (Museum)
  • Holidays: 8:30 AM to 02:00 PM.


Summer (April-October approx.)

  • Wednesday-Monday: 8:30 AM to 07:30 PM.
  • Holidays: 9:30 AM to 06:30 PM.

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  • Catullo's Grotto Address: Piazza Orti Manara 4 | Tip of Sirmione Peninsula, 25019 Sirmione, Italy
  • Catullo's Grotto Contact Number: +39-030916157
  • Catullo's Grotto Timing: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Catullo's Grotto Price: 6 EUR
  • Best time to visit Catullo's Grotto(preferred time): 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Catullo's Grotto: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Sirmione include Catullo's Grotto in their plan

  • 67.96% of people start their Catullo's Grotto visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Catullo's Grotto

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

78.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Catullo's Grotto

People normally club together Grotte Di Catullo and Jamaica Beach Or Giamaica Beach while planning their visit to Catullo's Grotto.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Catullo's Grotto Reviews & Ratings

Catullo's grotto
  • I'm confused by the hours June is the Catullo's Grotto closed on Mondays? Is just the museum closed or the entire grounds?

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    • The summer timings of Catullo's Grotto are from 8.30 am to 7.30 pm from Wednesday to Monday. The museum, as well as the grounds, are closed on Tuesdays. 

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