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Grotte di Catullo

Piazza Orti Manara 4, 25019 Sirmione, Italy
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“roman villa” (114 reviews)
“lake garda” (89 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Piazza Orti Manara 4, 25019 Sirmione, Italy
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"roman villa"
in 114 reviews
"lake garda"
in 89 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 65 reviews
"small museum"
in 33 reviews
"olive trees"
in 26 reviews
"roman ruin"
in 14 reviews
"large area"
in 12 reviews
"interesting ruins"
in 11 reviews
"electric train"
in 11 reviews
"small train"
in 12 reviews
"land train"
in 14 reviews
"archaeological site"
in 10 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 20 reviews
"amazing views of the lake"
in 9 reviews
"jamaica beach"
in 15 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 18 reviews
"walk around"
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Reviewed yesterday

Such an interesting and fascinating site. I would love to find out more about this site. What happened? Earthquake? Subsidence? Just great to wander around and soak up the atmosphere.

Thank Gillian H
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Upon entering at the garden,it will give you the impression like you’re going back in time when the romans were all still alive.It was such a beauty to roam around & discovering every remnants of the old days like in the history.The place is well...More

Thank Elma K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At the tip of the Sirmione peninsula is the ruin and museum of a Roman villa from the first century. At first look it is just a large stone ruin on a magnificent promontory Worth walking around and through. But if you read some of...More

Thank Mark N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit, a Roman villa right villa right at the end of the peninsula, an insight into how the other half lived. Couldn't believe the scale of it, much larger than expected. You can buy a combined ticket for here and the castle...More

Thank Alan O
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Roman ruins and museum are located at the end of the peninsula with lovely views across the lake. Worth a visit and you can buy a joint ticket for the castle

Thank annandjohn2014
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is really hard to find more picturesque place for a villa, so the Roman nobles knew what they were doing. 😊 The villa is huge in size and very well signposted. Fascinating walk back in time despite the fact that nothing much is left......More

Thank Noraatc
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see if you are in Sirmione or in the surroinding! Really stunning huge Roman villa Ruins, actually I'd say an Imperial Palace more than a Villa, seen the dimensions! Bigger than a football venue! Unfortunately on site mainly there are just the foundations...More

Thank Federico L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Grotto di Catullo is only about a pleasant 15 minute walk up an incline from the centre of Sirmione. On the way up you pass the house that was owned by Maria Callas and a park named after her. It's best to visit the...More

Thank 30Stephanie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hot. Need sun cover. Take camera. Cheap entrance well worth the walk through to the end of Sirmione to to reach. Air conditioned museum of artefacts inside to visit afterwards. Large area of ruins to visit. Lots of steps. You can’t fail to be impressed...More

Thank PaddingtonBear63
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Grotte di Catullo are not caves at all and probably have nothing to do with Catullus but they are magnificent. They are the vast remains of a Roman house built right at the tip of the Sirmione peninsula with fabulous views of the lake....More

Thank phil_oldham
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Everywhere you go it seems dogs are allowed but always on a lead and big dogs muzzled even though my experience has been that little dogs seem to be more in need! Most restaurants don't seem to mind even hotels although... More
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