Sirmione

Once a muse to the impossibly romantic Roman poet Catullus, Sirmione still rarely fails to draw sighs of nostalgia. Skyline shots are filled with the crenulations of Scaliger Castle. That protects the tip of a headland where cobbled lanes dip under arches, espressos clink in little cafes, and vines crawl up stone-faced villas. There’s little wonder that Sirmione has a claim to be Lake Garda’s most beautiful town. And then you add in the thermal baths, which gurgle mineral-rich water around the lakeside to make a stunning natural spa.

Once a muse to the impossibly romantic Roman poet Catullus, Sirmione still rarely fails to draw sighs of nostalgia. Skyline shots are filled with the crenulations of Scaliger Castle. That protects the tip of a headland where cobbled lanes dip under arches, espressos clink in little cafes, and vines crawl up stone-faced villas. There’s little wonder that Sirmione has a claim to be Lake Garda’s most beautiful town. And then you add in the thermal baths, which gurgle mineral-rich water around the lakeside to make a stunning natural spa.

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