Centro Storico Sirmione

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Tornado0963
Hamburg, Germany2,195 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
The city of Sirmione is on the tip of a peninsula on the South coast of Lago di Garda. Big parking spaces before you arrive, costing 2,50€ per hour. From there you walk 5-10 minutes to the city gates.

Mind you grab a lemonade on the left hand side of the bridge before you enter: 3,50€ a glass, but really nice and refreshing.

The city is small and it is hard to avoid the masses of tourists. Yet, there is many lovely little places to discover. The place is fully focussed on tourism, so you will only find restaurants, ice cream places, tourist shops and hotels. No infrastructure of a normal city left. I also find it awkward that there are cars driving around in the very narrow streets...

All in all a lovely little city, but tourism has destroyed its heart...
Written August 11, 2020
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sashacinus
Milan, Italy123 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
I know this area well but had never been to Sirmione in the low season. Actually better. few tourists and discovered a hidden area: the lake walk right by the water, beginning right after you have passed thru the castle's gardens and the pebble beach. it is very good. narrow sidewalk but takes you around the almost entire right side of the penisola to the furtherest point. discovered an ancient church from year 1000 on top of the extreme point, Saint Peter in Mavino. great to have it all to myself. definately worth a low season outing👍 afar from the tourist hoards. a great feb break.
Written February 13, 2020
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy25,478 contributions
Sep 2020 • Solo
The particular of this city is that’s on a narrow peninsula so together with beautiful monuments you can see on right and on left side the lake.
Gorgeous
Written September 3, 2020
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Ian C
London, UK23,970 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We visited on two days, one on a Sunday when the town was very busy and the roads were full of local visitors, mainly aiming for the beaches and, again on a Wednesday, when there was less traffic, but more tourist groups.

The narrow streets are great fun to explore, with the churches open and worth visiting, and the main street from the castle having lots of side streets running down to the lake.

The town is full of tourist shops and ice cream shops, some larger than others, but look at the buildings and you will also find some unexpected things, like a plaque to an English writer, Naomi Jacob, who lived here, dying in 1964.

Simione's two most famous residents, the Roman poet Catullus and the singer Maria Callas are commemorated in different ways as you wander through the town.

While cars are generally banned, there are inevitably a few seeking to reach hotels or service the shops and residents, so watch out for them, especially in the narrower roads.
Written June 26, 2019
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Martina B
9 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Loved this place. Went back on 2nd day. Beautiful restaurants shops beaches. Jamician beach worth a visit. One negative is the prices. Expensive to eat and drink here
Written October 12, 2019
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Karen M
Glasgow, UK105 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
We walked through the centre of the Old Sirmione and it was really busy with a great atmosphere. Loads of shops and restaurants not to mention loads of ice cream bars.
Written August 13, 2019
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Elonamiss
Athens, Greece40 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
Sirmione is a jewel! Beautiful alleys, beautiful castle, beautiful people! Don’t miss the gelato!!! There are so many ice cream shops here and all kind of flavors...you name it! Sirmione is full of tourists (sometimes overcrowded) even during early spring time.Went mid April and I wasn’t expecting to be so full but the day was perfect and sunny so everyone deserves a spot in the sun! Don’t miss this place! Very easy to get there from Desenzano so a same day excursion will also be perfect! Highly recommended!
Written June 17, 2019
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Daniela V
Cervo, Italia1,717 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Like a great number of attractions, the village of Sirmione has an excessive influx of visitors most days of the year. Cars are banned from the centre, but even pedestrian traffic is sometimes nightmarish. The quaint atmosphere has been superseded by countless tourist traps in the form of souvenir shops, ice cream vendors, pizzerias, and so on. No more poetic aloneness is possible, I'm afraid
Written April 30, 2018
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Larysa B
London, UK44 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Absolutely amazing place and is definitely worth a visit. Boat trip from Desenzano takes about 15 minutes and costs EUR 6/per person return. Grottoes of Catullus is a wonderful Roman villa and we spent a goo few hours there. Sirmione is full of lovely restaurants and quiet little streets. Did not want to leave.
Written April 25, 2018
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Sandy817
Phoenix, AZ862 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
We thought we were ahead of the tourist rush, but Sirmione was filled with people the 3 days we were there at the end of May. We stayed in the old town and we were glad we did as it became quieter in the late afternoon and evening. I have never seen so many gelato shops in one place in Italy! I think my husband took pictures of 6 all near one another - and close to our B&B!. We also enjoyed walking around the peninsula - although there is a Trenino (E1 pp) to and from the ruins and the boat ride around Sirmione was delightful.
Written June 9, 2017
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