DSC_0507Sirmione is at the tip of a peninsula that juts out into Lake Garda.  At the very tip we headed to the Roman ruins.


This castle had military importance in days gone by because of its strategic position at the southern end of the lake.   It is worth a visit for the views from the top alone.

DSC_0516And I especially loved the finish on the torretta (or turrets).


From the top of the castle you can see other borders of its walls which would have enclosed a small village.  Now there are many shops and restaurants here.

DSC_0562There are also small areas of beach, but even on such a nice day the water was too cold for us!

DSC_0580The lake is incredibly clear.  It was so clean and inviting.

DSC_0588We walked along the lake and then followed some of the small streets back through the village.  There was a vintage car rally in progress and I definitely would have liked to bring the red one home as a souvenir.


2 thoughts on “Sirmione

  1. Hi Jen,

    We’ve just looked up our book of Lake Garda and see Sirmione is at the bottom of Lake Garda. We stayed near the top at Limone. We used the ferries all the time visiting Malcesine, Riva, and down to Salo. Absolutely beautiful. Wish we were there. Sandra

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