SirmioneSirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, on the peninsula of the same name in Lake Garda. The Ancient Roman poet Catullus, whose family owned a villa here, wrote an affectionate poem in praise of Sirmione. The surviving ruins of a magnificent Roman villa are popularly associated with the name of Catullus, though there is no solid evidence that the villa is the same or on the same spot as the one Catullus refers to.
phone: +39 0303748721address: Viale Marconi 6
By trainThe closest railway station is Desenzano del Garda-Sirmione which is about 30 min. by a regional train from Verona Porta Nuova or from Brescia. The station is actually located at the Desenzano, so take a bus, a taxi from there or take a ferry from the Desenzano's harbour. A similar option is a railway station at Peschiera del Garda.
Ferry pierA ferry perhaps the easiest option to reach Sirmione. There are connections to many the destinations at the shores of the lake, especially at its southern half.
Linea LN026Brescia-Verona NB: this line stops at the via Colombare which is quite out of the centre of the town, then use Centro storico navetta (below).
Centro storico navettaConnects via Colombare stop with the historic centre of the town
phone: +39 030 28965218address: piazza Castello 1A 13th-century castle of Scaliger (della Scala) family.
phone: +39 030 916157address: Piazzale Orti Manara 4Ruins of a Roman villa associated, though without solid proofs, with the poet Catullus.
Chiesa di San Pietro in MavinoThe first documents mentioning the church date from the 8th century.
Chiesa di Santa Maria della NeveA 15th century church.
Torre monumentale di San Martino della BattagliaA tower and museum dedicated to the memory of King Vittorio Emanuele II and other people who brought independence and unification to Italy.
phone: +39 800 802125address: Piazza Virgilio, 1The famous sulphur springs which are known to have special effects on catarrhal conditions, particularly those of the ear.
Piazzale porto 7