Sirmione, the pearl of all island and peninsulas, as Catullo defined it in one of its poems, has been known since Roman times as one of the most pleasant places in Italy.
It’s built on a small peninsula that enters inside the lake Garda from the southern coast, with a small citadel guarding its entrance, and the remains of an ancient roman villa at the very end of the cliff, facing the entire lake.
If you like lakes and rocky beaches, you can’t really miss this place at all.
A word of warning: check prices when you buy a gelato in Sirmione. They have the bad habit of giving you elaborated big cones witch some chocolate and nuts and then charge you between €7-8 for the ice cream. The price for a two flavor cone gelato in italy shouldn’t really go over 4 euros!!
If you want a gelato try to get a plain cone like this one.