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  1. Italy
  2. Lombardy
  3. Sirmione
  4. Grottoes of Catullus

Sirmione: Scaliger Castle and Grottoes of Catullus Tour

Product ID: 233532
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Sirmione, the Pearl of Lake Garda, offers you the chance to admire the majesty of the Scaliger Castle. You will learn how this castle defended the city of Sirmione, and see the ruins of an ancient Roman villa that inspired a famous Latin writer, Catullus.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Take a guided tour of the city center of Sirmione
  • Visit Scaliger Castle and enjoy the views over the lake
  • Visit the Grottoes of Catullus and walk through the ruins of a Roman villa
Full description
Your tour will begin as you meet your guide just outside the historical center of the city of Sirmione, just outside Salinger Castle. From here you will start your guided tour by visiting the “Rocca Scaligera”, the most iconic landmark in Sirmione.

At the time that Scaliger Castle was built (around the 13th century), the Della Scala were the ruling family and had control over most of the territory of Lake Garda. The Rocca Scaligera is a fortified building that best survived time passing by. While inside the construction, you can take your time to enjoy the view over the wonderful Lake Garda.

Your next stop will be to the Grottoes of Catullus. Have you ever thought of walking past ancient Roman ruins other than in Rome? In Sirmione the classic Roman idea of beauty meets the blue of Lake Garda, as well as the colors of the Alps surrounding this magical place. With the help and the knowledge of your guide, you will be able to learn about the rooms of the villa, such as the baths, the bedrooms, and the underground tunnels. Once inside this archaeological site, you will also have access to the museum where you can enjoy all the artifacts that reflect the greatness of the Roman Empire and the Lombards.
  • Entrance ticket for Scaliger Castle
  • Guided tour of Scaliger Castle
  • Entrance ticket for the Grottoes of Catullus
  • Guided tour of the Grottoes of Catullus and of the Museum
  • Headsets
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Directly outside Scaliger Castle.

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Important information
Know before you go
• The itinerary of the tour may change due to weather conditions
• The tour may be cancelled if the minimum number of participants is not met
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Milan Experience

Product ID: 233532