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Castello scaligero, Sirmione

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Bordered on three sides by Lake Garda, Castello scaligero originally served as a port defense for Verona's medieval lords. Visit the 13th-century castle that stands guard over the town of Sirmione and its peninsula to see rooms filled with artifacts. Admire the crenellated walls and impressive stone towers, as well as the moat and a drawbridge. You can climb to the top for views of the town, lake, and countryside. For a different perspective, take a boat tour on the lake; many include the castle on their itineraries. Add Castello scaligero and other attractions to your Sirmione trip itinerary using our Sirmione holiday planner.
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  • The fact that it is at the beginning of the historical centre already makes you realize the beauty of the place. Clean, well kept, and with a view "Spectacular" from the Tower (one hundred steps) this castle you can't lose. Recommend the ticket that also includes a visit to the grotto of Catullus.
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  • It's too cold in the winter, this summer, a piece of damp environments. That's why it's best here in spring sports. A city of possibilities for families.
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  • What better business card to initiate a turn in the beautiful Sirmione ... Council to enter at least once to visit the Interior and its breath taking view at 360°.
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  • A very nice looking castle. There's not really anything inside but you get to access the battlements and top of the tower. For the price it's worth it just for the views. For EU citizens under 25 it's just 2.50. Well worth it for the amazing views and neatly designed castle
  • A castle with superb views around Sirmione from the tower, a steep climb as well if you are less mobile. The ramparts give excellent vistas, again quite of steps to clamber up. we arrived just after opening time so it was not that busy, but by the time we left the tour buses had arrived so not only was the castle busy but the resort was too.
  • Free entrance to the castle was a nice surprise. Definitely worth a visit. From the tower you have a fantastic view over Sirmione andere the Garda Lake
  • Loved this place for the history. Dates back to the Romans. Great place to visit and eat. Was just right for the weekend.
  • This was a fun and free (in november) visit to the castle. Nice view on top of the castle.