Fabulous Heritage of Sirmione – Walking Tour
Discover gems of a captivating medieval town which is often referred to as one of the prettiest and quaintest areas in all of Italy. Embark on a session of sightseeing, discovery, and exploration as you become familiar with picturesque corners of Sirmione. Witness the captivating ruins of a Roman villa, an archaeological complex where besides wealthy history, one can enjoy extraordinary panoramic views of the surroundings. Stroll the historic corners of the town’s center and discover its oldest church, nestled between olive gardens. As you bond with nature and explore centuries-old heritage you will stumble upon an impressive yellow villa, situated between antique trees of via Catullo. Besides being an architectural and historic gem, the villa carries an intriguing story about businessman Giovan Battista Meneghini and opera star Maria Callas. Before ending the tour, witness one of Italy’s best-preserved Scaliger fortresses and a historic small church that dates back to the 14th century.
- Breathtaking views from Roman ruins.
- Explore Sirmione's historic heart.
- Discover Scaliger fortress secrets.
- Professional local tour guide
- Admission fee to Archaeological site of Grotte di Catullo: 6 EUR
- Admission fee to Scaligero Castle: 6 EUR
Route & Duration
Archaeological site of Grotte di Catullo
A captivating archaeological complex of a luxurious villa. Centuries-old heritage and intriguing stories can be found there.
Chiesa di San Pietro in Mavino
One of the most monumental sites in Sirmione. The town's oldest church with an old bell tower dating from 1070, tucked in a relaxing ambiance.
Villa of Maria Callas
A lovely yellow mansion, once owned by Maria Callas, may be seen among the ancient trees of via Catullo in the center of the Sirmione peninsula. For many years, it served as the vacation home of Veronese industrialist Giovan Battista Meneghini and his famous opera singer wife, Maria Callas.
Church of Santa Maria della Neve
One of the most significant religious objects in Sirmione, first mentioned in a document from the 8th century.
One of the most fascinating examples of lakeside fortification and one of the most spectacular sites in Sirmione. It represents one of the best-preserved fortresses in Italy.
Church of Sant'Anna della Rocca
Built around the middle of the 14th century, besides intriguing stories, this small historic church is known for beautiful decorations that are found inside of it.
In front of Bar Grotte di Catullo which leads to the Archaeological site of Grotte di Catullo
(Piazzale Orti Manara, 4, 25019 Sirmione BS, Italy) See Map
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.