Sirmione

One of the best known resorts on the Lake is located at the far end of a long, narrow peninsula. Especially at weekends when the place is swarming with Italians on a weekend-outing and tourists from all over the world, the narrow, winding lanes in the romantic old town are packed. The entrance to the centre is dominated by the castle, the Rocca Scaligera.

The ruins of one of the largest Roman villas, the "Grotte di Catullo" can be admired at the top end of the peninsula. During the day the panoramic view of the Lake is most impressive and at night-time the sea of lights from the villages and town on the Lake is fascinating. Already during Roman times Sirmione was renown as a health resort. The sulphur springs, which are said to help ailments such as rheumatism and breathing difficulties, come out of the ground of the Lake just next to the peninsular.

General Information
Postal zip code 25019
Altitude: 70 m
Inhabitants: 5.838

Emergency call numbers
Police: 112
Fire-Brigade: 115
Ambulance: 118

Useful telephone numbers in the area
Tourist office: 030-916114
Police departement: 030-9906777
Medical emergency service: 030-9909171
Post office: 030-916195 (Sirmione)
Post office: 030-9905559 (Colombare)
Taxi: 030-916082 / 030-919240
Taxi Boat: 030-9905235

Important distances
Railway Station Desenzano: 10 km
Railway Station Peschiera: 5 km
Airport Verona: 25 km
Milan: 120 km
Motorway connection A4 in the place

Foto: gardasee.de - Thilo Weimar