Sirmione, a magical meeting between turquoise water and a land praised by poets over two thousand years ago: an excursion by boat to admire the Sirmione peninsula is among the ten things not to miss during a holiday on Lake Garda. TOUR IS 25 MIN going around the island.
We leave from the Scaligero castle’s port and 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 center. 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 sulfur spring, that provides the beneficial thermal water to Sirmione and finally, after admiring the architecture and perfect preservation of Sirmione Castle, we will have to lower our heads to go under the castle drawbridge and return to port.