Sirmione Holidays

Escape to Lake Garda's prettiest town on a Sirmione holiday

Sirmione really has that wow factor. It’s one of the most distinguishable resorts on Lake Garda thanks to its fairy-tale like castle. You’ll need to cross the moat to get into the historic centre – get the camera ready for some great Instagram shots here. Once you’re inside the centre is traffic free and full of interesting shops, restaurants and bars. This is one of the best places on the lake to get gelato so grab a couple of scoops as you wander round and explore.

What to see on a Sirmione holiday

Sirmione’s peninsula is only three kilometres long so you can easily walk the whole length. The centre is always busy but has a great atmosphere. If you head to the tip of the peninsula you’ll find beaches and an old Roman Palace. Sirmione’s a spa town so make sure you spend some time relaxing in the natural thermal waters too.

Why book a holiday to Sirmione with Inghams?

All of our hotels have a fantastic location in Sirmione, meaning the centre and the town's activities are within walking distance. We've got some great partnerships here so you can be sure of a good value holiday. Your holiday is in safe hands with Inghams.

  • from£639pp
  • 55 rooms
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Hotel Catullo is one of the oldest hotels in Sirmione and it has one of the best locations right on the lakefront. It's an easy walk from the ferry port too and a longstanding favourite of ours.

  • from£786pp
  • 56 rooms
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Hotel Continental Thermae & Spa has lakefront position, great facilities and excellent staff. You're in a prime spot to explore with the resort centre about a five-minute walk away. Or, just chill out by the thermal pool or in the modern spa. The food's great here too - expect traditional Italian cuisine and a varied menu that changes every day.

  • from£639pp
  • 30 rooms
Hotel Eden, Exterior

Hotel Eden is only 120 metres form Sirmione's stunning castle and a few steps from its many shops, bars and restaurants. It's got a harbour front location with amazing views over the lake. Head for the terrace with a drink or grab a lounger on the bathing platform to enjoy the best views.

  • from£729pp
  • 102 rooms
Hotel Sirmione, Exterior Lake View

Hotel Sirmione is in the centre of the resort and right on the edge of the lake. It's known for its spa and has a great indoor thermal pool. Head outside for a bit of r&r next to the outdoor pool and enjoy lake views at the same time. The lakeside terrace here is the perfect place for an Aperol!

  • from£778pp
  • 55 rooms
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Hotel Olivi Spa & Natural Wellness is at the end of Sirmione’s peninsula and an easy walk from the historic centre. Spend time in the pools or the stylish bar and look forward to some excellent Italian cuisine each night for dinner.

  • from£804pp
  • 32 rooms
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Hotel Ideal is at the end of Sirmione's peninsula. It's got lovely gardens with olive trees, a private beach on the lake and an outdoor pool where you easily spend the whole day with a good book. The centre of Sirmione is only a ten-minute walk away so it's easy to get out and explore.

  • from£499pp
  • 23 rooms
Hotel Mon Repos Exterior

The Mon Repos is a small bed and breakfast hotel in a quiet location on the Sirmione peninsular. Enjoy the wonderfully relaxed atmosphere of the hotel, just five minutes' walk from the centre of town, with a lovely outdoor pool and gardens. 

Excursions

Pre-book your excursions online or give us a call

Venice Classic from £73 per person (full day)

Venice is not to be missed! This excursion allows you to explore the city with a guide and at your own pace. You’ll arrive by coach and grab a water taxi to the centre. You’ll also have the option to add on a gondola ride (payable locally). There’s plenty of time to take in sights of the Basilica, Doge's Palace, St Mark's square and the Rialto bridge  – this is the perfect introduction to one of Italy's most magical cities.

Departs: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Verona from £45 per person (full day)

Verona is one of Italy’s most charming little cities. This day trip dips into the romance of the medieval city, reliving the scenes from Romeo and Juliet while wandering around through the cobbled streets and past ancient buildings. The impressive 2,000-year-old Roman arena is one of the best preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world and is currently home to the Verona Opera, and the marble paved shopping street of Via Mazzini leads you to the stunning Piazza Delle Erbe. 

Departs: Fridays

We act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change. Some excursions may not be available to pre-book in low season but may be available to book locally subject to numbers. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please see our terms & conditions.

Things To Do

Things to see and do

The town has a rich history so there’s lots to see and do. Grotte di Catullo are fascinating Roman ruins at the tip of the peninsula. It’s easy to get to other resorts on the lake too as ferries run all day from the central port. Jump on the bus, and you can be in Verona in under an hour. It’s a great city to walk around – it’s compact size means you can see all the sights in one day, too!

Sirmione’s been known for its healing thermal waters since the Roman times and there’s plenty of places to enjoy them on the tiny peninsula. Aquaria’s our go-to place when we need to relax - it has the biggest pools and over 10,000 square metres to chill out in.

Food & wine

You can't leave Sirmione without having a scoop of gelato. There's plenty of gelateria in the pedestrianised centre, so pick out your favourite flavour (or two!) and enjoy as you wander around. When it's time for lunch or dinner, head for Piazza Carducci where you'll be spoilt for choice.

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Spend a few days exploring the canals and piazzas of Venice before heading to Italy's largest lake. Spend your days walking along the lakefront, sipping wine in the vineyards and heading up the mountain trails of Lake Garda.

Good to know

  • You will discover many charming restaurants to choose from here. Make sure to check the price for coperto (cover charge) before eating in a restaurant as it varies
  • Visit ruins of the extravagant Roman villa (Grotte di Catullo) at the tip of the peninsula town
  • Paddle or swim in the beautifully clear lake at Jamaica Beach 
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