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Grotte di Catullo

Piazza Orti Manara 4, 25019 Sirmione, Italy
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“roman villa” (111 reviews)
“small museum” (31 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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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 31 reviews
"lake garda"
in 83 reviews
"olive trees"
in 25 reviews
"roman ruin"
in 14 reviews
"large area"
in 11 reviews
"interesting ruins"
in 11 reviews
"the cliff"
in 11 reviews
"electric train"
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"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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"couple of hours"
in 20 reviews
"jamaica beach"
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

I do not share the enthusiasm of most reviewers. If you have the time to visit the end of the peninsula, this is a nice way to spend the rest of the day, but this is hardly the the Number One attraction in town. The...More

Thank DonPaulo
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful sunny day and exellent experience in this place.... we walked all around and enjoyed the experience..... if u like history off course..... sun and terrific climate helped a lot during the day.

Thank Gaston02
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

This ruin sits on the end of a small peninsula on the southern end of Lake Garda in Northern Italy. You have to go through the castle of Sirmione and then the town of Sirmione to get to it and it takes a bit of...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Fascinating set of old ruins. Very extensive and well cared for. Interesting to see some on-going excavations. Buy a joint ticket for the castle and the Grotto (€ 10). Within easy walking distance from the old town (20 minutes) or about 4 minutes by the...More

Thank Bobscott72
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Ruins of a Roman villa situated at the tip of Sirmione with the most stunning views of Lake Garda. A small museum details the history and the villa. Olive trees are all around so even if you are not that into the history side of...More

Thank thisisnicola
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This site is vast, and when you appreciate the size of the villa and it’s significance it is astounding. The views from the walks round the site are beautiful and you can see why they would build such a villa here. The history of the...More

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

If you are in Sirmione this is not to be missed. The location is awe inspiring with fantastic views over the lake. The ruins are on a spectacular scale and give an idea of how large this villa would have been.

Thank Kolossi-duo
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

It is worth to do this visit while you are in Sirmione. Take from town the little electric train for 1 euro each way, especially going as it is a hill to the entrance. When you pay an enter, go to the left and visit...More

Thank MophoButterfly
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Visited the ruins a weekend in october. Nice area and views, just to walk around! If you've visited other Roman ruins before, this might not be that impressive though. But if your in Sirmione it is worth a visit, since the walk and the views...More

Thank johannamaa
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

The museum has many interesting Roman artefacts and there is a good video available in several languages to watch and learn about the villa's history. The ruins are awe inspiring and great to wander around, and to view later from a boat as you leave/arrive...More

Thank JamesW209
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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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