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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Sirmione, a mesmerizing town on in Lake Garda: – Sirmione is a picturesque town on a narrow peninsula that extends into Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy. Sirmione has a long and rich history, dating back to the Etruscan and Roman times. It is famous for its medieval castle, its Roman villa, and its thermal springs. Some of the highlights of Sirmione are: – The Scaliger Castle, a 13th-century fortress that dominates the entrance to the town. It is surrounded by water and has a drawbridge, a moat, and a tower. You can climb to the top of the tower and enjoy a stunning view of the lake and the town. – The Grottoes of Catullus, the ruins of a large Roman villa that belonged to the poet Catullus. The villa was built in the 1st century BC and covers an area of about 20,000 square meters. You can see the remains of the walls, columns, mosaic floors, and baths. The site also has a museum that displays archaeological finds and artifacts. – The Thermal Baths, which use the natural hot water from an underground spring. The water is rich in minerals and has healing properties for various skin and respiratory conditions. You can relax in one of the pools or enjoy a massage or a spa treatment. – The Church of San Pietro in Mavino, a Romanesque church that dates to the 8th century. It has a simple facade and a bell tower. Inside, you can admire frescoes from the 12th to 16th centuries, depicting scenes from the life of Christ and the saints. – The Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, a Baroque church that was built in the 17th century. It has a lavish interior with marble altars, paintings, statues, and stucco decorations. The main attraction is the wooden crucifix from the 15th century, which is said to have miraculous powers. Sirmione is a perfect destination for anyone who loves nature, culture, and history. It is also a great base for exploring other charming towns and villages around Lake Garda, such as Desenzano del Garda, Peschiera del Garda, Salò, and Gardone Riviera. You can reach Sirmione by train, bus, car, or boat from major cities in Italy.

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Photo Gallery of  Walk 1 – Via Todeschino to Passeggiata Panoramica
Approximately 4.54 km – 2.82 miles

The walk starts in Via Todeschino – Via Colombare – Piazza Colombare Vecchie – Via Colombare – Piazza Mercato – Via Roma – Via Salvo D’Acquisto – Parco San Vito – Via Bagnera – Via Colombare – Via XXV Aprile – Viale Guglielmo Marconi – Largo Goethe – Piazza Castello – Rocca Scaligera, Piazza Castello – Via Vittorio Emanuele – Piazza Giosue Carducci – Via Vittorio Emanuele – Via Dante – Passeggiata Panoramica

Photo Gallery of  Walk 2 – Via S. Maria Maggiore to Via Sirmioncino
Approximately 5.26 km – 3.27 miles

The walk starts in Via S. Maria Maggiore – Chiesa di Santa Maria della Neve , Via S. Maria Maggiore – Via Dante – Passeggiata delle Muse – Viale Gennari – Via Caio Valerio Catullo – Grotte di Catullo, Piazza Orti Manara – Walk back along Via Caio Valerio Catullo to Via Giuseppe Piana – Piazza Don A. Piatti – Via Vittorio Emanuele – Via S. Salvatore – Walk back to Via Vittorio Emanuele – Piazza Castello – Viale Guglielmo Marconi – Via XXV Aprile – Lungolago – Via Lucchino – Via Sirmioncino