Here's a map of where Sirmione is located. It was about an hour drive from where we live:
Sirmione is on a thin peninsula and the biggest landmark/ tourist attraction is Scaliger Castle, built towards the end of the 12th century.
You can climb a zillion tiny and steep stairs to the top of the castle. My knees were totally knocking but the view is spectacular:
Seriously. Have you ever seen LAKE waters that look like this?
After we toured the castle we headed into town. The streets are winding and the buildings, homes, and businesses are quaint and beautiful.
As we walked down the streets, we could peek into the restaurants and hotels. Look how beautiful!
We had lunch at a little restaurant/gelateria.
another shot of the lake:
Everything is stunningly beautiful here. Even the walls.
This was a tiny, unassuming church that we stumbled upon (that's where the nuns had been headed).
This town begs for RELAXING. Coffee, wine, wandering the streets slowly and lounging by the water. We can't wait to experience it again…just the two of us this time.
Happy Tuesday, beautiful friends.