22/09/2016

Italy's largest lake: SIRMIONE WHERE TO GO

VISITING GARDA LAKE: SIRMIONE, AMUSEMENTS PARKS, BEST ITALIAN VILLAGES.

Garda is the largest lake in Italy and is between 3 regions: Lombardy, Veneto and Trentino Alto Adige.

WHERE TO STAY IN SIRMIONE
BEAUTIFUL SIRMIONE

Lake Garda is also one of the most famous. It's an extremely popular destination for tourists specially in summer.

Info in this post:
  • Reasons for choosing the Lake Garda
  • Travel with your children in Garda lake: what to do 
  • How to reach lake Garda
  • Nearest airport to Garda lake
  • Garda Lake apartments where to stay
  • Parking of car in small towns near the Lake
  • Visiting Sirmione: info.

Reasons for choosing the Lake Garda



  • Sunbathing and swimming,
  • Water sports, 
  • Have fun in the various clubs, 
  • Enjoy Italian cuisine, 
  • Shopping and visiting the beautiful and picturesque villages. 

If you travel with your children you can plan some day trips to three popular parks in the area:


  1. Gardaland with the numerous attractions for everybody. Gardaland is located in Castelnuovo del Garda around Peschiera.
  2. Movieland in Lazise, where you can relive the scenes of several famous films 
  3. CANEVA in Lazise a beautiful water park.


HOW TO REACH LAKE GARDA



BY CAR:
  • Italy Motorway A22 
Exit To Rovereto Sud / Lago di Garda Nord if you want to reach the towns of Torbole, Riva del Garda, Malcesine, Limone, Tremosine;
Exit Affi / Lago di Garda  if you want to reach the towns of Garda, Torri del Benaco, Bardolino, Lazise, Peschiera.
  • Italy Highway A4 
Exit Brescia East if you want to reach the towns of Salò, Gardone, Toscolano, Gargnano, Tignale, Tremosine, Limone.
Other exits are Desenzano, Sirmione and Peschiera to reach the mentioned towns.

BY TRAIN: 
Railway stations are in Peschiera, Desenzano and Rovereto; from here, with buses, you can reach the various places of the lake.

Nearest airport to Garda lake:


  • VILLAFRANCA AIRPORT  (VERONA) 20 km away.
  • MONTICHIARI AIRPORT  (BRESCIA) 30 km away.
  • ORIO AL SERIO AIRPORT  (BERGAMO) 80 km away.
From these airports, there are bus service or transfer services for the city centre or railway station.


Garda Lake apartments where to stay


WHERE TO STAY IN SIRMIONE?
I suggest this: Residence holiday perfect to visit the lake, get to amusements parks and sunbathing in summer.


Top places to see in Lake Garda

  • SIRMIONE
  • DESENZANO
  • SALÒ
  • RIVA DEL GARDA
  • LAZISE
  • GARDONE RIVIERA
  • LIMONE DEL GARDA
  • BARDOLINO

A TRIP TO SIRMIONE


Medieval town Garda lake
Sirmione

Sirmione is a beautiful village located on the south of the lake on a strip of land that juts out like a promontory. Beginning of the village you will find the famous castle / fortress, visited for a fee.




Parking of car in small towns near the Lake


Public Car Parks in Sirmione: 

I suggest you to park a few kilometres far away from Sirmione in a free car parking near bus stop and take public bus called BUS NAVETTA. Even rent a bike could be more convenient.

CAR PARKING in SIRMIONE:  you can leave your car outside the old town in the various paid car parking (about 1,80 - 2,10 per hour) and walk to the village centre. It'a an old town with narrow streets full of shops, bars, restaurants, ice cream parlors. 


Here is a beautiful spa where you can relax and regenerate. (SPA CENTRE ACQUARIA open from March to December, from 14.00 to 22.00 on Monday, from 20.00 to 22.00 from Tuesday to Thursday, and until 24.00 on Thursdays). To get there just go to the north starting from the ferry dock and after about 600 meters you get there.



WHAT TO SEE in Sirmione


GROTTE DI CATULLO:

Archaeological site of a Roman villa of the fifteenth century. Paid entrance. 
Opening times: 

Winter from Tuesday to Saturday: 8.30 to 17.30; 
Sundays and public holidays: 8.30-14.00. 

In summer, from Tuesday to Saturday: 8:30 to 19:30; closed on Mondays.
Sundays and public holidays 9:30 to 18:30; 
To reach them, starting from the ferry dock to continue heading north and after about 800 meters you arrive.

AQUARIA SPA: 

Aquaria offers you everything to be rejuvenated in Sirmione. The Spa and Wellness Centre has indoor and outdoor thermal pools. More than 10,000 square meters of thermal spa including a few swimming pools, whirlpools, Kneipp, relax areas...

  • Take a walk discovering the promontory tasting a delicious ice-cream.


WHERE TO EAT in Sirmione:


TRATTORIA LA FIASCATypical cozy restaurant on a side street off the main square, which offers customers traditional dishes prepared with local produce.

TRATTORIA LA SPERANZINAa stone's throw from the castle away from the lakefront chaos. Possibility to eat outside in the shade of olive trees offers dishes including fish from the lake and other tasty dishes.

Sirmione study in deep:

Beaches,
Camper Areas,
Events,
Markets,
Car parkings,
Bycicle rides... 

Soon other city to discover in Garda Lake. A Post full of info for every Top places to see in Lake Garda. Stay Tuned!

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October 2017
Moira R.J.
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