Hotel Catullo

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Sirmione

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Since it first opened its doors in 1888, Hotel Catullo has been known for its excellent service and family hospitality. The hotel is a wonderful mix of new and old world decor with classically designed rooms, each different from the next and featuring antique painted furniture and modern amenities. The buildings' exterior extends to the edge of the waterfront with a private lakeside jetty boasting sun loungers and parasols for those who want to take a slower pace and enjoy the sunshine before taking a dip in the lake.

The onsite restaurant is spacious and airy with French doors opening out into the garden where dinner in warmer weather. The vines are woven through the overhead trellis' and come to life when the sun sets with lanterns and fairy lights. As well as superb cuisine made fresh with local ingredients each day, there is a fantastic wine list here. Once a week, the hotel organises a party for guests in the garden with live music.

With the ferry port just a short walk from the hotel, getting out to other resorts is incredibly easy, whether you want to spend the neighbouring resort of Peschiera or the medieval northernmost point of Riva. The town itself is bursting with culture, pottery cafes, bakeries and delicatessens selling locally produced olive oil, wines and of course gelato. Whilst the hotel Catullo does not have a pool, they are in close proximity to some of the best beaches on the lake including Sirmione Beach known for its quiet surroundings and the stunning Parco Baia delle Sirene in the resort of Garda, which is just a short ferry ride away.

Transfer time: approx. 45 mins by coach from Verona airport.

Added value

Honeymoon & Silver Wedding Anniversary Offer: Free bottle of sparkling wine

Free use of bicycles

  • No. of rooms: 55
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 4
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 4
  • Official rating: 3


Standard Twin Rooms enjoy a traditional decor and have views over the piazza or side lake views. They can sleep up to three people with a double or twin beds and a single sofa bed. Amenities include air conditioning, TV, safe, minibar, hairdryer and a bath with overhead shower.

Lake View Rooms have a classic finish with comfy furnishings and a private balcony overlooking the lake.

Standard Rooms for Sole Use are available on request, please call to book.

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Please note that there are no adapted rooms at this hotel.


The peninsula of Sirmione stretches out from the southern shore of Lake Garda. The entrance to the Old Town is via the bridge of the 13th Century Scaligero castle with its ‘inland dock’. The colourful, narrow streets are full of interesting shops, restaurants and bars, but are refreshingly traffic-free. As you venture further into the peninsula, the bustling streets give way to a peaceful landscape with a luxuriant vegetation of olive trees, cypresses, laurels and magnolias. A panoramic walk along the shore takes you past bathing beaches to the tip of the peninsula where an old Roman Palace, the Grottos of Catullo, has been excavated. Or you can relax and pamper yourself in the thermal pools of the lakeside Aquaria Spa.



Things to do in resort

A panoramic walk along the shore takes you past bathing beaches to the tip of the peninsula where an old Roman Palace, the Grottos of Catullo, has been excavated. Holidays in Sirmione can also be about relaxing and pampering yourself if you choose to take in the thermal pools of the lakeside Aquaria Spa.

  • Visit to the 13th century Castle Rocca Scaligera
  • Archaelogical site Grotte di Catullo and Roman Villa
  • Visit Aquaria - Sirmiones thermal spa
  • Visits to local vineyards and wine tasting opportunities
  • Superb central location for boat trips
  • Short bus ride to Verona.


Verona Opera

Verona Opera

A night at the opera in the ancient arena in Verona must surely be one of life’s great experiences even if you’re not an opera buff. The 2020 programme (13 June - 5 September) with all-time favourite Aida by Verdi loved for its lavish scenery and costumes. A new stage design for Carmen by Bizet, there are also performances of Nabucco by Verdi, as well as Turandot by Puccini. If you are staying in any of the main resorts on Lake Garda, we can book most performances (listed on the Verona Opera page) and transport to & from Verona is included in addition to your opera ticket.

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 10.606635
  • Latitude: 45.493367

For more information on travel and transport visit our Sirmione page


FREE EXCURSION | Pre-book 3 excursions per person and receive Verona* full day FREE.

Please note: Only one Verona opera booking per person can be counted towards your 3 excursions.


Verona Opera - Jun to Sept - please visit our Opera information page for booking details and prices

Wine Tour from £48 Tuesdays only
1.00pm - 6.30pm
Spend the day sipping some of the finest wines of the Veneto and Trentino regions in the sunshine. Discover the secrets of wine making and enjoy a small snack with a selection of full bodied fresh, refreshing whites and vibrant rose.

Tour of Lake Garda from £48 Mondays and Fridays 
8.30am - 7.00pm
Explore the resorts of Lake Garda with one of our fantastic tours. Take a coach down the famous Gardesana road and cruise the crystalline waters on a boat trip to resorts with time for shopping, sight seeing and lunch.

Dolomites from £53 Mondays only
6.40am - 7.50pm  
Drive through the scenic South Tyrol right through to Pass Pordoi and immerse yourself in the vibrant countryside of the Dolomites. Stop for a drink at one of the Refugio's or explore the flora and fauna on foot during this guided tour.

Venice Classic from £70 Tuesdays and Thursdays
8.45am - 7.20pm 
This spectacular guided tour offers you a full day in the rich and decadent city of Venice. Including coach and water taxi transfers, our tour leader will guide you through the sights and on a gondola (optional and payable locally) before you enjoy free time to explore this enchanting city at your own pace.

Verona Classic from £43 Tuesdays and Fridays
9.45am - 5.25pm 
Visit one of Italy's most popular citta d'Arte and traverse this spectacular medieval city which is home to the Roman Ampitheatre, Juliet's balcony and the stunning Via Mazzini.

Bookable Locally

Milan from £59 Thursdays only
9.00am - 6.10pm
Take the coach down to the cobbled streets of Milan and spend the day immersing yourself in the stunning architecture of this industrial city.


**Please note that 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. See terms & conditions.** 


Restaurants & Bars

The onsite restaurant at the Hotel Catullo is full of character with a decorative mix of vintage paintings, quirky statues and trinkets. You can enjoy fresh fish dishes, ragu, gnocci and fantastic antipasto platters. Be sure to make room for dessert which can range from sumptuous panna cotta to rich and creamy canoli. 

The bar opens up onto the verdant gardens and offers the perfect setting to watch the sun set over the trees and listen to the water lapping at the lake shore. 

General Facilities

  • Free wifi
Family Facilities
  • Children's menu
  • Cots & linen
  • Early meals available
  • Highchairs in restaurant

An vast and varied buffet breakfast is provided each morning with freshly baked pastries, rich local jams as well as hot options such as eggs, bacon and sausages. Dinner is a choice of four courses and guests can enjoy a gala dinner once per week.

Dietary requirements must be advised at the time of booking.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 10.606635
  • Latitude: 45.493367

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Hotel Catullo
Sirmione, Lake Garda,Half Board
14/10/2020 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
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