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Grotte di Catullo

Piazza Orti Manara 4, 25019 Sirmione, Italy
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"roman villa"
in 111 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 63 reviews
"small museum"
in 32 reviews
"lake garda"
in 84 reviews
"olive trees"
in 26 reviews
"roman ruin"
in 14 reviews
"large area"
in 12 reviews
"interesting ruins"
in 11 reviews
"electric train"
in 11 reviews
"archaeological site"
in 9 reviews
"small train"
in 12 reviews
"land train"
in 14 reviews
"roman times"
in 7 reviews
"sheer size"
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"jamaica beach"
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"couple of hours"
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"amazing views of the lake"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I enjoyed walking through these ruins... It is interesting to think that they didn't know these ruins were their for years, so Olive farmers planted through out the site. There are a lot of photo opportunities! not exciting but one not to miss... you can...More

Thank hannahnistri
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Believed to be the ruins if the villa built by Catullus of Verona. He was born in 87 BC. the ruins are vast, you could spend hours wandering thru the entire complex, as nothing is cordoned off. It is breath taking. Be sure to take...More

Thank Marilyn_D27
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overtaking the tip of the peninsula, these ruins are what is left of a splendid villa built by an unknown roman dignitary 2000 years ago. Magnificent constrution, swimming pools, jot water (thermal) pools, cisternas, undergrounds for the passage of merchandise and slaves, and most of...More

Thank Brazil_8
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were made aware of this attraction from a water taxi ride on Lake Garda. Described as the largest Roman Villa in northern Italy, it was obviously worth inspecting. Access is from Old Sirmione (a delight in itself) along either an east coast promenade or...More

Thank Malcolm K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant Archaeological site. Entered thru' the newly constructed mini-museum with a selection of interesting artifacts and then out onto the site. It is amazing the scale of the remains. Some areas are difficult if you have mobility problems but the overall scenery is well worth...More

Thank Bob H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The grotto is worth a visit, but expect long slow queues or book tickets in advance and skip the queue. €12 for a ticket to see both the grotto and nearby castle. Allow time for wandering, and wear comfortable footwear. Bring your camera, the views...More

Thank Emser81
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mainly a nice walk in the park near lake Garda. Entrance fees are a bit high for what the site offers.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We got the boat down from Torbole to Sirmione. Get a Garda promotions card from any tourist information centre & get €6 off the price of an all day boat ticket (€28). This is the best way to see more of the lake. We stopped...More

Thank buib7
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Grottos are quite an ancient part of Sirmione’s history and it’s definitely worth a visit, you can really see how the whole area came together hundreds of years ago. You can get a ticket for just grottos or grottos and castle combined which we did,...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful spot. Thankfully the kids were free to get in, otherwise at €8 each we wouldn’t have gone in. It is a ruin, but sympathetically preserved and we got a leaflet in English. A peaceful place, not too busy, with lovely views...More

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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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