A March 2002 trip
to Sirmione by caseallen
Quote: On a small peninsula in one of the most beautiful, least-touristed, largest, and cleanest lake in Italy's Lake District, lies the town of Sirmione.
Alternatively, if you rent a car, but parking becomes an issue if you head to the "centro storico."
Walking (see above) is always nice in smaller towns!
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Via XXV Aprile
All in all, a romantic, scrumptious place to eat!
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Trattoria al Porticciolo
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The ruins themselves are quite impressive. The "somewhat open-air" museum does an extraordinary job explaining artifacts and daily life in this old "Roman Villa." There is even a small exhibit on the Geology of the Lake, and the sulpher springs next door!
There is a self-guided tour that is included in the small entry price (5-10 euros per person). If you like ruins, and are into History, be certain to stop by if you are near. These are among some of the most impressive ruins (and museum) in Italy!
Grotte di Catullo