Sirmione peninsula boat tour, is among the things not to miss during a holiday on Lake Garda.
Sirmione, a magical meeting between turquoise water and a land praised by poets over two thousand years ago: We sail along the peninsula’s coast, where you can see Maria Callas’s 1920’s villa, where Callas felt inspired to interpret her opera characters, you can observe the thermal spa baths and the Aquaria wellness centre.
We stop to imagine where the poet Catullus wrote his poems within the Roman villa known as the “Grotte di Catullo“.
Then we look amongst the waves to find the bubbles from the Boiola sulphur spring, that provides the beneficial thermal water to Sirmione and after, we looking the imposing Rocca Scaligera rising from the lake; one of the most accurately preserved fortresses in Italy.
You can enter the castle by crossing the bridge that connects it to the mainland.
From the 47- metre high keep you can enjoy a scenographic view of Sirmione and the lake, only 150 stone steps take you to the top!
After visiting the castle, keep to the right and follow the alley that runs along the lake then turns into the historical centre.