One of our favourite summer escapes: Sirmione and the beautiful Lake Garda. The blue water and great views make it a trip you will never forget.
Lake views in Sirmione
Try to book a boat and take a market-fresh picknick, or bring your basket to the top of the Rocca Scaligera castle on the narrowest part of the peninsula and enjoy the views while sipping a local white wine. Roccascaligerasirmione.beniculturali.it
The oldest cafe in town
Done sightseeing? Enjoy a gelato, pizza or focaccia al fresco on the terrace of the oldest café of Sirmione: Caffe Grande Italia. With great views, you can actually sit here all day to sip, nibble and watch. www.caffegrandeitalia.eu
To really take in and enjoy the views, book a boat trip around the peninsula. Even better, take it right around sunset. The views from the water towards the ruins are magnificent. Ask one of the local fishermen to take you or book a restaurant package deal.