Grotte di Catullo

Grotte di Catullo, Sirmione

Grotte di Catullo
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trooper92
St. Gallen551 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
In Covid times it is important to book your visit in advance. Not all of the great „villa“ (I would call it palace) ruins are accessible, and you have to follow a strict route rather than stroll around at your own. Still a great place to visit with wonderful views across most of lake Garda.
Written October 9, 2020
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Stephanie & Anthony
Lincoln, UK524 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
We went to sirmione for the castle and wasn't even waste of this place. So glad we got the joint ticket as i think we liked the ruins more than the castle. Amazing to think what this place was once like.

A must for anybody keen on Roman history
Written September 30, 2020
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9000Gent
Ghent, Belgium266 contributions
Sep 2020
You have to love old Roman ruins to visit Grotte di Catullo, because the Grotte are in fact an old Roman Villa of the Catullus family. We enjoyed the visit very much. It is really worth seeing.
Written September 23, 2020
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Brian T
618 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
It was a pretty walk from the old town to the Grotte. There were so many olive trees. The Roman villa was very large. It was hard to believe the remains were only the base of the villa since the structures were so large. The views of Lake Garda were stunning from around the Grotte.
Written September 17, 2020
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GavinWongUK
Hilversum, The Netherlands316 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Decided to go visit Sirmione for a day trip since the day prior we rented a boat on the lake and got to take in the views of Sirmione and the grotte di catullo from the water.
Would definitely recommend taking a look around the ruins as part of your trip.
We went around 12pm and it was pretty quiet since most people were having lunch, and then went for lunch afterwards, followed by a visit to the “beach”.
Written September 16, 2020
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reacole
Sirmione, Italy170 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
I enjoyed the visit and the views. Must be stunning at sunrise or sunset but not sure if it is open.
Written August 31, 2020
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Ryan S
Cardiff, UK164 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
While in sirmione i decided to visit the grotte rather than the castle and i do recommend visiting this rather than the castle. I spend an hour walking around the villa, it is €8 for adults and 16-26 is €2 and under 18 is free. The ruin is much bigger than i thought and has great views across lake garda and sirmione and the ruin is very interesting itself with some gardens and some old walls.
Written August 25, 2020
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Ceitinn
Geneva, Switzerland37 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Great views and impressive remains of a colossal villa of the Roman era. It was nice to have something we could visit with the dogs too .
Written August 16, 2020
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Helen S
Leamington Spa, UK23 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
Very impressive place to visit. It is vast. Spectacular views across Lake Garda. Book tickets in advance, entry limited due to coronavirus restrictions.
Written July 17, 2020
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da b
Orange County163 contributions
May 2019
This place is huge. I found it hard to imagine the scale of this place as it was built 2000 years ago. The compound feels like a city, not a very wealthy person’s home / business operation. It sits on a point jutting out onto the lake offering beautiful views. You can picnic or wander the grounds. There is a small and interesting museum near the entrance. I went in May. There were no tourists, only a massive amount of Italian school children on field trips.
Written April 21, 2020
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