Catullo's GrottoCurrently 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.
- Lido delle Bionde
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95% of people who visit Sirmione include Catullo's Grotto in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
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
78.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Catullo's Grotto
Catullo's Grotto Reviews & Ratings
I'm confused by the hours listed...in June is the Catullo's Grotto closed on Mondays? Is just the museum closed or the entire grounds?Answer Report Abuse
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.Report Abuse