In Sirmione, on Lake Garda, stands the Scaligero Castle, belonging to the former lords of Verona. It was built in the 13th century and today has crenellated walls, high towers and a drawbridge that connects it to the mainland.
The Castle of Sirmione, one of the most impressive medieval fortresses in Europe built on water, has been the scene of very cruel and bloody events.
Surrounded on all its sides by the water stands imposing in defense of the city.
The Castle of Sirmione was probably born on the ruins of an ancient Roman fortification and was intended to defend the village and control the port. Today you can access the castle only through the drawbridge, entered the castle leads to the main courtyard, rectangular, surrounded by high walls and corner towers.
The dock that can be admired today is that built by the Republic of Venice, modeled on the Arsenal of Venice, which replaced the previous old wooden dock. Inside there is a portico that houses a Roman and medieval lapidary, along a staircase and a drawbridge you enter the second enclosure and go up to the walkways on the walls from where you can admire an overall view of the imposing and fascinating dock, shelter of the Scaliger fleet.