Renowned for its thermal springs with healing properties and some of the prettiest beaches in the area, holidays to Sirmione offer the perfect place to relax and unwind. Situated on the edge of Lake Garda, its picturesque setting is only part of its appeal. This charming town is assembled within the ancient walls of Scaligeri Castle, harking back to the 13th century, and has a wealth of history waiting to be discovered – from its impressive Roman ruins to its traditional churches. Surrounded by a labyrinth of streets, you’ll find many shops and restaurants nestled in between ancient architecture, with traditional eateries serving up delicious cuisine– head to the nearby resort of Limone to sample its delicious local Limoncello.
The Pearl of the Islands
Most of the allure of holidays in Sirmione will come from wandering its meandering streets, drinking in the beautiful views of the Old Quarter, indulging in al-fresco lunches and browsing elegant boutiques. Conveniently located, a break in Sirmione leaves you with great opportunities for daytrips – whether you fancy traversing the waterways of Venice or shopping until you drop in Milan. If you’ve got the kids in tow, you’ll find some great things to do during holidays in Sirmione. Gardaland is the largest theme park in Italy and boasts a range of attractions and themed areas, including a jungle adventure and several water parks to thrill even the youngest of visitors. Families catering for all tastes should head to Lido delle Bionde Beach to relax and top up their tans. Kids will love paddling in its shallow waters, while adults can linger over drinks in a beachside bar. For most, Sirmione holidays are likely to be centred on its picturesque surroundings. Its mountainous terrain and stunning landscapes offer the perfect opportunity for those who fancy donning their hiking boots, while the lake offers plenty of water sports – from water-skiing to sailing. Famed for its natural thermal springs, this is a must-visit when in Sirmione – perfect for those shying away from active pursuits. The Aquaria Spa is set within the surroundings of the lake and offers various mud sessions and massages to rejuvenate. Take a long and relaxing bathe in its thermal pools to experience its healing properties.