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Rocca Scaligera di Sirmione, Sirmione

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Bordered on three sides by Lake Garda, Rocca Scaligera di Sirmione 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 Rocca Scaligera di Sirmione and other attractions to your Sirmione trip itinerary using our Sirmione holiday planner.
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  • Nice place! Especially when you're lucky enough to get in for free to visit the tower to the top!! !!
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  • Visited on a very windy day and with a bit of rain! But still very nice panorama, curious imagine at that time!
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  • We visited on an extremely hot day . There was a large crowd . Walking the lower areas is fairly easy with plenty to see. The stairs to the battlements are narrow & the overhead space is limited so an...  more »
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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.