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Piazza Orti Manara 4, 25019 Sirmione, Italy
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All reviews roman villa well worth a visit small museum lake garda olive trees interesting ruins roman ruin electric train amazing roman mini train archaeological site small train land train large area couple of hours wander around amazing views of the lake
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a beautiful setting with interesting Roman ruins all around. Weather was perfect for viewing both the lake and the ruins. We rode the tram UP the hill to the ruins (highly recommended) but walked back down to town.

Thank Pioneer202396
Reviewed 3 days ago

Although the rooms are empty and the wall decoration gone, enough has been preserved in the small museum attached to the site to indicate that it was a fantastic, beautifully painted place 2000 years ago. An attempt has been made to show what it would...More

Thank Ilmar T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is quite a boring place unless you want to take scenic pictures of the views behind the attraction. The lake looks great from behind. The attraction has a museum and the architecture is just ruins

Thank bee a
Reviewed 6 days ago

These are the ruins of an immense Roman villa on the tip of the peninsula on Sirmione. This was the sight of a magnificent villa in it's prime overlooking the lake, well worth the time to explore if you have a love of Roman history

Thank Clarkeee58
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very large villa with fine examples of Roman architecture. Visitors can get up close and really view the construction. Would like to see more detailed signage at most of the major points. Also helpful would be pictures with artistic renditions Of what each spot would...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would definitely recommend walking along to the Grotte, it is a huge site and well-worth the visit. We walked all round it and couldn't believe the size of the place. It is all open-air and you can do whichever part you wish to do....More

Thank Car0le88
Reviewed 1 week ago

We planned to visit this place on 02-Oct and due to it we change our day's plan to visit Sirmione first instead of last on the day at sunset time. It was closed...even if it was Tuesday and not Monday which should be the regular...More

Thank juno_usa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely Roman villa ruins that have been excavated. Small museum on site with artefacts. Great views over Lake Garda. One can imagine what it was like when occupied. Worth a visit.

Thank Veneable_Bede
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The largest villa in N Italy..was enormous in its heyday. Now just ruins sitting on the Sirmione peninsula. Amazing views over to Lake Garda Leaflet explaining it's history. Small museum with finds from archeological digs. Still working in site.

Thank maggie1966
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on our last day in Sirmione and it was very interesting. Well worth a visit. We spent a couple of hours exploring. Lots of artefacts and information. Highly recommended.

Thank Gary M
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Barbara C
12 September 2018|
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Response from Marilyn_D27 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Barbara, I’m so glad you asked. There’s a little train that takes you from the edge of the Medievil town to the ruins that gives you quick access and I would say minimum of two hours. I absolutely love Roman ruins and... More
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Response from Robert M | Reviewed this property |
Everywhere you go it seems dogs are allowed but always on a lead and big dogs muzzled even though my experience has been that little dogs seem to be more in need! Most restaurants don't seem to mind even hotels although... More
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