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. See Castello Scaligero and all Sirmione has to offer by arranging your trip with our Sirmione visit planning app.
Castello Scaligero reviews
One of the main reasons we went to Sirmione was to visit this stunning castle. We had seen so many stunning images on Instagram and knew we had to be there to see it for ourselves. Not only did... more »
In Covid times it is important to book your visit in advance. Not all of the Castello can be visited (eg not the big tower) and you have to follow a strict route up to the walls and down again - but..... more »
Nice place with alleys and beautiful architecture. Ice cream stands with huge amount of ice cream per scoop. Good food, good to wander off the main path on side roads to see the lake. Crowded in the season.
It's beautiful, but that's closed this Sunday... fortunately, we can rely on some drone shots to appreciate the magnificence of these old walls.
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