The Pearl do Lake Garda: What To Visit in one day in Sirmione?
Hi! Welcome! Today we are going to talk a little bit about a town on the shore of Lake Garda, Sirmione. The lake is an attraction in itself: with its 370 km, it is the largest in Italy. With mild temperatures, even in the summer, the climate in the region is very inviting for walks and open-air strolls. Despite that, let’s see what the main sights to visit in the famous “pearl of Garda.”. But after all what to do in a day in Sirmione, the pearl of Lake Garda? Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”
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1) The Pearl do Lake Garda: What To Visit in one day in Sirmione?VISIT SCALIGERO DI SIRMIONE CASTLE
One of the most beautiful places is the Scaligero di Sirmione Castle, also home to the Scaligera di Sirmione Fortress, from medieval times. Its construction began during the 12th century and was used not only as a defense of the city but also as a kind of custom that controlled the port. Today, the Castle is one of the best preserved in the country. How about taking a motorboat tour of Lake Garda’s castles? Click here to learn more!
There is a legend that says that a long time ago, a couple in love lived in the castle: Ebengardo and Arice. One night, during a strong storm, a knight asked for shelter in the castle. With great generosity, Ebengardo welcomed the stranger, and, during the night, the man broke into Arice’s room, enchanted by her beauty. Arice started screaming for help, and the knight killed her with a knife. When Ebengardo came to the room to save her, it was too late; Arice was dead. They say that even today, on stormy nights, it is possible to hear Ebengardo calling Arice around the castle. (Wow, so scary!). For my audience that loves to ride a motorcycle, don’t miss this tour of Lake Garda: a self-guided tour of the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle!
2) The Pearl do Lake Garda: What To Visit in one day in Sirmione? VISIT THE HISTORICAL CENTER
The Historic Center is incredible! With its characteristic shops and stone streets, it restricts the traffic of motor vehicles, which makes the walk extremely safe and quiet for pedestrians. Another point that draws attention and deserves a visit is the Church of St. Anna, next to the Castle and built in 1400.
Important to Know!
- If you are driving and your hotel is in the historic center, present your reservation to the police officer responsible for access so that he can clear the ticket for you. If you just want to park, there is a parking lot at the entrance to the city, close to the historic center.
3) The Pearl do Lake Garda: What To Visit in one day in Sirmione? VISIT THE THERMAL WATERS OF SIRMIONE
What about the famous thermal waters of Sirmione? The waters are reputed to have healing properties and have been used since Roman times, and in the 1960s the demand for the spa grew considerably. In some places the waters reach 70 degrees and in the SPA, where the fountains are, it is possible to get various types of massage, relaxing treatments and to dive in pools with ‘miraculous waters’.
4) The Pearl do Lake Garda: What To Visit in one day in Sirmione? VISIT THE RUINS AND THE LAKE GARDA
Also pass by the ruins of an ancient Roman village in Sirmione called Catullo Caves, it is very interesting and has a beautiful view. After a lunch break at one of the city’s charming restaurants, take a boat trip across Lake Garda! It’s very special, it’s worth it! Read here about Lake Garda and its main villages!
Maps with the attractions in Sirmione
How to get to Sirmione?
1) How to get to Sirmone? BY BUS
The nearest train station is Desenzano del Garda. If you prefer, take the Desenzano del Garda bus, Line 26 (BS) that passes through Verona, Peschiera, Sirmione and Desenzano.
2) How to get to Sirmone? BY CAR
Take the A4 highway and take the exit E70 – Milano-Venezia, then follow the signs for Sermione. Read also TRAVELING BY CAR IN ITALY: EXAMPLES OF TOURS. If you are renting a car be sure to read our posts in the section Driving in Italy on the blog Your Travel to Italy. In addition to car itinerary tips, we have everything about signage, tolls, roads and many more tips.
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The Pearl do Lake Garda: What To Visit in one day in Sirmione? Although it is not a big city, Sirmione offers many attractions and is ideal for those looking for history, cosiness, lush landscapes, and tranquility!
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