Sirmione

Difficulty
Easy
Activity time
3:00
Duration in hours
Distance
9
Distance in km
Suggested period
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The itinerary starts at Darsena di Sirmione (68 m asl) where you enter via Bagnera and follow the indications for the historical center of Sirmione, after a few minutes you reach the little Porto Galeazzi (66 m asl). After taking a look at the panorama of the Veneto side of the lake, the walk continues north along a stretch of a cyclopedonian track. Follow the road until you arrive at Piazzale del Porto which ends with the access bridge to the historic center of Sirmione (68 m asl). On the right you will find the Scaligero Castle of Sirmione and, after a brief visit inside, the path continues, turning right following the indications for the panoramic walk known as “Passeggiata della Muse”. You pass the public beach and continue until you reach the Lido delle Bionde after about 20 minutes. From here, going up the paths of the Tomelleri Public Park it joins the main road leading to the entrance of the Grotte di Catullo (85 m asl). The itinerary includes a tour inside the archaeological site (upon payment of the entrance fee), which consists of the remains of an old Roman villa, and it has a privileged spot of observation of the entire lower lake. After taking a short stretch of road already completed the first leg, following the directions that are found along the road, you reach the Church of San Pietro in Mavino (95 m asl), dating from the 8th century, during the Longobard presence in the area. From here, proceeding on the main road that crosses the historic center of Sirmione, you return to the Castle. Right before you exit the walls, you will find a small church on the right called Santa Maria del Ponte. After crossing the bridge, along the same itinerary, you return to the starting point.

Route info
Easy
Distance
9,0 km
Activity time
3 h 00 min
Highest point
95 m
Safety guidelines

Make sure you take with you all the necessary equipment and clothes for excursions according to the season. Check the weather forecast the day before your trip and verify that the track is open on the day you choose. During the excursion do not deviate from the signalled path, respect the highway code and the environment, do not leave your waste along the path. The viability of the routes may not necessarily coincide with the indications, it needs to be verified permanently and periodically on the ground. The Author declines any responsibility for any accidents or damages that may occur on the proposed routes. 

Single emergency call number: 112

Punto di partenza

Sirmione, Darsena, 68 m slm

public transportation

Sirmione can be reached by bus (www.arriva.it).

How to get there

Sirmione is connected efficiently with the road network and has its own highway toll booth. Parking is possible near the Darsena di Sirmione.

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