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Sirmione: Scenic Afternoon Boat Cruise with Prosecco & Snack

1. Sirmione: Scenic Afternoon Boat Cruise with Prosecco & Snack

Depart from Sirmione Harbor, in front of the impressive Scaliger Castle and set sail onto the glistening waters of Lake Garda. Pass by the pretty villa belonging to the famous opera singer Maria Callas then head to the end of the peninsula to a white rocky beach called Jamaica. Sail to the Rocca di Manerba next and onto the Island of Garda where you can admire the magnificent Isola Borghese. Learn about the rich-history of the villa, which boasts stunning Venetian Neo-Gothic architecture. Arrive at a private island next and cool off from the heat with a dip in the lake’s refreshing waters. Back on the boat, enjoy a tasty snack as you continue onto Salo for a one hour stop-over. Spend some time exploring this enchanting village and walk along its beautiful lakeside promenade. The tour then takes you to the famous Gardone village where you can enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and admire the array of historical buildings that surround the lake. On the return journey to Sirmione, cruise along the eastern coast of the lake and see the Boila sulfur springs. Finally, pass under the drawbridge at Scaliger Castle, the only pedestrian access to the peninsula.

Sirmione: Peninsular and Lake Garda Boat Tour

2. Sirmione: Peninsular and Lake Garda Boat Tour

Your tour will depart from the Scaligero Castle’s port. From here you will start sailing along the peninsula’s coast, where you will be able to see Maria Callas’s 1920s villa where she felt inspired to create many of her opera characters. You will also be able to observe the nearby thermal spa baths as well as the Aquaria Wellness Center, before spotting the place where the famous poet Catullus wrote many of his poems. You will also cruise past and discover the charismatic Roman villa known as the “Grotte di Catullo“. Afterwards, you can simply just look through the waves to discover the bubbles of the underwater Boiola Sulphur Spring, which provides thermal water to Sirmione. Finally, after admiring the architecture and perfect preservation of Sirmione Castle, you will have to "lower your head" to pass under the castle drawbridge before returning back to the port.

From Milan: Venice and Verona Guided Tour

3. From Milan: Venice and Verona Guided Tour

The tour departs from Milan Central Station in the early morning and crosses Lombardy to reach Venice. Situated on a marshy lagoon on the Adriatic Sea, Venice is internationally famous for its waterways and scenic canals. Upon arrival in Venice, enjoy a tour of the city’s historical center, passing by Saint Mark’s Square, the Basilica, and the beautiful Bridge of Sighs. Next, enjoy some free time to explore on your own, shop for souvenirs, and snap photos for your vacation album. Continue the tour towards Verona, known for being the setting of the love story between Romeo and Juliet. Take a stroll along the banks of the River Adige, cross the Ponte Scaliero, and admire the stunning Castelvecchio, a medieval castle built in the golden age of Verona. In the early afternoon, begin the return journey back to Milan.

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What people are saying about Scaligero Castle

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 108 reviews

25 minutes in the sun on a boat that takes you around the "peninsula" of Sirmione. The boat was very nice and comfortable, the tour was interesting and the captain was very friendly to give us various information on the various stages we traveled. I highly recommend to everyone, perfectly timed (25/30 min), very honest cost and meeting point at the beginning of the center.

Exuberant atmosphere on board, thanks to the very experienced and empathetic captain, who dares to dance and leaves the helm. Very interesting sights and a one-hour shore leave, enough for Garda's promenade. Pizza is perhaps exaggerated, rather appetizers to the sufficiently flowing sparkling wine, you should have eaten beforehand. But in any case highly recommended.

Really great boat trip with great atmosphere. Is worth its price. Very casual with a nice stay. If you wanted, you could also go swimming.

The guide was knowledgeable and welcoming. Great view of the entire Sirmione coast. Incredible quality price ratio.

Amazing, guide was good fun and translated everything into English