Sirmione romantic boat tour

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    Sirmione romantic boat tour, everyone on board

    A tour that takes your breath away

    The tour of the Sirmione romantic boat tour peninsula and the romantic coast is a tour to discover the wonders of our beloved Sirmione and the area between Sirmione and Desenzano, places full of history and beauty that will give you sensations of wonder in every corner and at every hour. Set off to discover the Scaliger castle, the Grotte di Catullo, visit the place on the lake where the thermal water comes out from the bowels of the earth, all this on board our boats and together with our captains able to tell you about and accompany you with their thoughts in past eras and stories.

    Tour duration

    60 minutes


    Valentino port, Sirmione Del Garda


    The mooring port where our tours depart is Porto Valentino in the historic center of Sirmione.

    Villa Callas



    From the boat we could admire Villa Callas which was the home of the famous soprano singer of Hellenic origin. The villa was purchased by Giovanni Battista Meneghini to spend family holidays on our magnificent and romantic Sirmione peninsula. The villa was sold after the separation of the two spouses and today it is a private home that cannot be visited. Arriving near the villa on foot along Via Caio Valerio Catullo, you will find a marble plaque commemorating the stay of Maria Callas and her husband during the 1950s.

    Grotte di Catullo



    In the next stop of our boat tour we find the remains of the Roman villa known for centuries as the Grotte di Catullo.

    To date, the Villa is a fundamental testimony of the Roman period in the Sirmione area and is the most impressive example of a Roman villa present in northern Italy.

    Sirmione thermal spring



    Through a journey of over 20 years, the water that rains within the impluvium basin of Monte Baldo at 800 meters, is channeled into the depths of the earth at 2500m below sea level, enriching itself with mineral substances and increasing its temperature up to flow to the surface at 69° centigrade. From the boat we could see the exact point of the lake where the water re-emerges from the depths of the rock where, to signal its presence, there will be air bubbles and the classic smell of the spa.

    Scaligero castle of Sirmione



    The Castle dates back to around 1278 and was built by Mastino I della Scala, lord of Verona, on the remains of an ancient Roman fortification. It was a focal point of the Scaliger system of defense and control of Lake Garda thanks to its territorial location on the border, in the middle of the lake. The Castle with its dock is a rare case of fortification intended solely for port use. In fact, the castle was not used as a residential place. The place is very suggestive and can take the visitor into an ancient and fairy-tale world. Regarding this, a legend about the Castle is known: that of Ebengardo and Arice.

    Passage under the castle bridges



    If the conditions of the lake allow it, we will pass with the boat under the low bridges of the castle which act as a passage to the historic center of Sirmione. Watch your head!

    The romantic coast



    The tour continues towards the port of Desenzano sul Garda

    Return to the Valentino port



    We return to the Valentino port with new memories and emotions that will remain indelible in our minds forever.