Sirmione is a commune in the country of Italy. It is famous for being a resort town, located very close to the Lake Garda. It is a great vacation spot to relive all your stresses or even for a honeymoon. This town has a great deal to offer to its visitors. From thermal baths to medieval castles, being in the midst of all this, you are transported all the way back to medieval times. There are multiples ruins for you to explore and multiple churches to pray in. It would be a great place for your honeymoon as it is extremely romantic and allows you to relax but also has a sense mystery to it, if you decide to get out of bed and explore the town.
Here is a list of 15 things to do you definitely should jot down on your itinerary.
1. A Trip to Castle Scaligero
If you choose to do only one thing other than relaxing then this is the castle you ought to visit. This is a unique 13th century castle. It is surrounded by water and is a unique port fortification. It is surrounded by hills and looks absolutely stunning. The castle has now been converted into a museum which allows you to see old Roman artifacts.
2. Grotte di Catullo for a little history time travel
These Roman Ruins run along the peninsular region of the city of Sirmione. You can see all parts of the Lake Garda from up here. The ruins are of a villa that is said to have been built in the 1st century. It is the largest Roman villa in Northern Italy. A walk through these ruins is sure to take you back in time. It also makes for great backdrops for your Instagram pictures.
3. The Church of San Pietro
This church is one of the oldest and most impressive churches in all of Sirmione. The church has been renovated but it still looks like the way it used to be. It is located on a steep hill, from where you can see a great view of the town. The church is another spot to get a great view of the architectural remains.
4. The Church of Santa Maria Maggiore
The name of this church roughly translates to Saint Mary of the Snow. It was built in the 15th century. Known for its gorgeous designs on the walls, this church is an architectural beauty and should definitely be visited at least once on your trip to the town of Sirmione.
5. Visit Ca Dei Frati Vineyard and enjoy the process of Winemaking
A lover of wine? This is the place to be. The vineyard not only produces delicious wine but also allows you to learn all about the wine production process in their winery. They offer tours through the cellars as well. At the end of the tour, they offer you samples as well as bottles to buy. This could be a really romantic experience for you and your significant other.
6. Gardaland Theme Park for the kid in you and your kids
Kids always need something to keep them engrossed. They cannot be satisfied with relaxing in thermal springs and sightseeing. This is the place you should come to when you need to add that excitement in your children’s lives. The amusement park includes all the wild rides. This is surely to be a great experience for your kids.
7. Gardaland Sea Life Aquarium for a little Aquatic experience
This is another spot you ought to visit with your kids. The aquarium is home to almost five thousand different aquatic animals. Not only will you get to learn a lot but this place is sure to keep your kids occupied and interested. You will probably find them glued to the glass walls looking into the aquarium.
8. Lake Garda
This Lake can be considered to be the heart of the town. The calm water of the lake against the gorgeous hills makes for a beautiful site. There are various tours and activities available for different types of sports activities. It will help to keep you active. If you are not in the mood to be active then you can just lazy around the beach.
9. Claudio Lana Professional Surf Centre- enjoy the sporty side
To help with all those water sports and activities on Lake Garda, this surf centre was established. It offers help with various sports like surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, boat tours and other water sports.
10. Museums and villas at Grottoes of Catullus
These ancient ruins used to be a beautiful Roman villa once upon a time. Now what remains of the villa is still beautiful. It lies atop the peninsula and is lined by an olive grove all around. It has got an archaeological museum too.
11. Rocca di Manerba
Another stunning site that you most definitely should visit is this one. The lake looks superb at any given time of the day. The tiny strip of sand can be used as a beach to laze around and take in the sun.
12. Go to the Jamaica Beach and let the sea air hit you
Located in this serene town, this beach is a respite from the sun blaring down you all day. The water is cool and refreshing and perfect to go in for a mid-day swim. The water is in shades of blue and green with specks of glitter in them, with the sun rays bouncing off of the waves.
13. Monumental Complaex of San Martino della Battaglia
This museum is an important part of the town of Sirmione. It is surrounded by lush green, landscaped shrubbery on both sides. The pathway leading up to it seems like something out of the movies. The white building stands tall among all the greenery and can be spotted from a mile away.
14. Visit Parco la Quiete for a posh picnic with family and friends
This Park features three pools, green rolling lawns, a mini golf area, a café and a pond for fishing. It is a great place to visit on your day off and spend some quality time with your friends and family.
15. Padenghe Castle
Another castle to finish off the list. This castle is surrounded by a lake which makes it look absolutely picturesque. The view is stunning and again makes for an amazing backdrop for pictures.
All of these places make the town of Sirmione a hard on to not visit. It is a romantic spot, but it also offers a ton of activities. Keep this town in your mind when you are looking for places to visit.