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    Punta San Vigilio boat tour everyone on board

    Between history and nature

    This boat tour will make you discover the hidden beauties of the southern Veronese shore of Lake Garda and our beloved Sirmione peninsula. You will discover and admire enchanted places over time, Villa Canossa, the Roman villa called the Grottoes of Catullus, the Medici castle of Sirmione and you will see where the thermal waters of Sirmione emerge from the bowels of the earth. Let our captains accompany you and tell you ancient stories full of charm.

    Tour duration

    90 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.


    Punta San Vigilio



    A unique place frozen in time. Punta San Vigilio, a small peninsula in the municipality of Garda, is one of the most romantic places on the whole of Lake Garda thanks to its characteristic port, the historic inn and the lush nature that frames it. Punta San Vigilio is an almost dreamlike place, it seems like it came from the brush tip of some romanticist painter. Come with us, with this boat tour, to discover it and you will be fascinated.

    Villa Canossa



    Villa Canossa, admirable only from the perspective of the lake as it is a private villa that cannot be visited, was inhabited by Countess Alessandra di Rudini, descendant of the Sicilian princes Paternò. The Countess will go down in history, after becoming a widow at the age of 23, for having undertaken a romantic relationship with Gabriele D’Annunzio. She is a cultured, beautiful and rebellious countess who will be disinherited by her father due to the couple’s follies and prodigality. Alessandra will retreat to reflect in her villa after being left by her D’Annunzio with whom she had gone to live in Florence and subsequently she will become a nun until her death in Paray le Monial in France.

    Sirmione thermal spring



    Through a journey lasting over 20 years, the water that rains inside the Monte Baldo drainage basin at 800 meters above sea level is channeled into the depths of the earth at 2500m below sea level, enriching itself with mineral substances and increasing its temperature. until it gushes 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.

    Scaliger 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!

    Return to the Valentino port



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