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Sirmione

Sirmione, whose name derives from “syrma”, that is “tail, trail”, developes on a thin peninsula that extends for 4 km in the heart of the lake Garda, whose natural features represent reason of admiration and renown since the antiquity.

Catullo defined it “apple of all the peninsulas”, and still today Sirmione is famous because of its privileged position; the town is watched over by a mighty stronghold of the Della Scala family, erected in 1259, strategically placed on the only way to the mainland. The castle of Sirmione is one of the most complete and better conserved in Italy.
The peninsula is characterized by the presence of three heights: the eastern one, called Cortine, the western one, Mavino, and the northern one, that takes the name from the spectacular Roman settlement known as Grotte di Catullo. In spite of the hypothesis that says the ruins of the imposing roman villa belonged to the dwelling of the celebrated Latin poet, sure proof for this theory do not exist. The archaeological park, than extends on an area of more than 20,000 mq, is dipped in a luxuriant oliveyard and boasts one extraordinary view on the lake. The diggings have carrrevealed a porch, an heated swimming pool and a corridor, at the end of which there is the so-called 'trifora (three-light window) of the Paradise'. Inside a small museum keeps fragments of frescoes, jewels, ceramics, coins.

Nearly every place, in Sirmione, keeps traces of the roman age; in Mavino there is the evocative church of San Pietro, dipped in the green of the olive trees. The church rises on an ancient pagan temple, it was built up in the VIII century but the bell tower, Romanesque, is surly posterior. In 1320 the church was restored and the inner walls were completed with a cycle of frescoes.

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Hotel Donna Silvia * * * * Manerba Hotel Donna Silvia * * * * Manerba
Enjoy all the comforts of a mini village in this modern 4-star hotel, set in a rich green area just 350 metres from the shores of Lake Garda. When you enter the grounds of Donna Silvia, you will find the hotel’s large, main welcoming square. From here you can visit Donna Silvia’s restaurant, win ...

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Hotel Florida Residence * * * * Gardone Hotel Florida Residence * * * * Gardone
This small, friendly hotel provides stunning lake views, surrounded by 6 hectares of olive groves in the Lake Garda national park. The Florida Residence is owned and run by the Cipani family, who have been hoteliers since 1956. Here you’ll be surrounded by the lemons, mandarins, oranges and grap ...

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Hotel Sorriso * * * Toscolano Maderno Hotel Sorriso * * * Toscolano Maderno
If you wish to spend a relaxing holiday close to nature, staff at Hotel Sorriso is looking forward to welcome you. Hotel Sorriso is located in a quiet area of Toscolano, close to a large and free beach. The hotel is equipped with every comfort in order to make every guest's stay pleasant. Every ...

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