Sirmione, Lake Garda, Italy

Situated on a peninsula at Lake Garda’s southern end, this tiny spa town is one of the most popular on the lake. There are many colourful winding streets, relaxing little pavement cafes and a pretty harbour with many modern yachts and elegant shops which are well worth looking at.


Sirmione is a small picturesque town in a stunning setting, found within castle walls its historical centre is pedestrianised with winding narrow streets often filled with tourists during the warmer months.

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Sirmione Hotels (13)

Modern and attractive hotel which is popular with those looking for friendly and warm hospitality, great service and a nice scenic location....

The Du Parc Hotel is a modern hotel situated approx 200m from Lake Garda beach....

A modern holiday complex which is suited to those looking for extensive leisure facilities and a lake side location....

The Grand Terme Hotel is situated just 50m from the centre of Sirmione, next to Scaligeri castle....

The Mauro Hotel is close to the centre of Sirmione and is within each reach of the medieval castle and local attractions....

The Mavino Hotel is conveniently located near to the lake and historical centre....

The Hotel Olivi is an attractive hotel which is situated in the historical town of Sirmione, the hotel makes a fantastic base for exploring the town and nearby attractions....

The Porto Azzurro Hotel features a swimming pool on site and is just a few steps from Lake Garda....

The Residence Holiday Hotel is set within large gardens next to the lake and close to the resort centre....

The Riel Hotel is located 2 km from the centre of Sirmione and just 100m from the lake....

Sirmione Hotel is a romantic 4-star hotel situated on the edge of Lake Garda and within the walls of Sirmione. Suitable for couples wanting a romantic and relaxing break....

Recently renovated, this hotel makes the ideal base for those seeking a comfortable and relaxing base from which to explore the lake and its surrounding areas....

The Yachting Hotel Mistral is a modern hotel set on the lake side and within easy access of the resort attractions. ...

Things To Do

Hard to miss at the entrance of the island is the castle Rocca Scaligera, there’s not a lot inside but a climb to the top of the tower provides stunning views over Sirmione's rooftops and beyond. The ruins of Villa Romana are found at the end of the peninsula, this large villa has a prime location, surrounded by the waters of the lake.

There are three spas in Sirmione making use of the natural source of thermal water, each offering a variety of treatments and massages.

Lake Garda is ideal for enjoying land and water sports; with plenty of options available all around the lake, where there are many sailing schools, dives centres and tennis courts to be found. Waterskiing and jet-skis are only available in the south area of the lake where it’s wider and calmer and better suited for these activities.

The southern end of Lake Garda is home to a number of challenging golf courses, most of which are within easy reach of the holiday resorts.

Rock climbing is a popular activity at the more mountainous north end of the lake in particular the town of Arco, with surrounding 2000 metre high mountains and over 2000 climbing routes its ideal for the advanced climbers, while training walls offer a great place to learn.

Windsurfing is another activity more popular at the north end of the lake, due to the dependable winds. The town of Torbole has played host to many major championships.

Out and About

Whilst driving around Lake Garda is possible, narrow windy roads and limited parking spaces mean it’s not the easiest, the simplest option is across the water by boat. There are a number of choices available; car ferry, the slowest option; hydrofoil, the quickest; motorised catamaran; and paddle steamer, though limited towns are covered, the paddle steamer is an ideal choice for a more leisurely journey.

The towns and villages around the lake offer an abundance of cafes, restaurants and ice-cream parlours; good shopping opportunities too, where the larger the town the more shops and greater variety you’ll find. Most of the towns around the lake have a weekly market, and well worth a browse for the wide selection available; the nearest markets are Mondays at Colombare and Fridays at Lugana di Sirmione.

Nearby Attractions

Gardaland theme park at the southern end of the lake just outside the town of Peschiera, is a popular place for families, with lots to do there’s thrilling rides, fun water rides, play areas, shows, and lots of eateries.

Canevaworld Resort found just a little further north up the road from Gardaland, consists of two theme parks; Aqua Paradise Park a water-park with plenty of water-rides and slides, beaches and pools and, Movieland Studios a theme park with rides and shows; as well as a Medieval Times Restaurant and Show.

The city of Verona is around 35km away close enough for a day-trip from Lake Garda, home to an ancient Roman amphitheatre and Juliet’s balcony, it’s a pleasant town to discover by foot and enjoy the buildings, piazzas, monuments and churches.

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