Sirmione is a small picturesque town on the shores of Lake Garda, in the northern part of the province of Brescia.
The town is famous for its medieval Scaliger castle that dominates the old part of the town. The castle was built in the second half of the 14th century to defend itself against enemy invasions, which it successfully did for centuries. The Scaliger Castle takes its name from the della Scala family that ruled over Verona and its territory between the 13th and 14th centuries. In addition to the crenellated walls, high towers and a drawbridge connecting it to the mainland, an interesting feature is the Darsena, still in a perfect state of preservation, which has been open to the public since 2018.
Today Sirmione is a renowned tourist resort not only for its beautiful historic buildings, but also for its thermal springs already known in Roman times. The beaches are accessible from the town centre and invite one to stroll along the Lungolago Garibaldi.