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Review of Grotte di Catullo

Grotte di Catullo
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US$127.82*
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Lake Garda Sunset Cruise from Sirmione with...
Ranked #5 of 20 things to do in Sirmione
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 have looked like, and the ruins are well documented in multiple languages which helps the visitor gain an understanding of what it was like. Views from the top are superb. Well worth the effort to get here just for the views, even if you are not into archaeology. A small shuttle runs every few minutes from Sirmione for those who find the walk a bit much (cost 1 euro one way).

Thank Ilmar T
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"roman villa"
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"well worth a visit"
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"small museum"
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"lake garda"
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"olive trees"
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"amazing roman"
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"archaeological site"
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 Bisma A
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Reviewed 5 weeks 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
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Reviewed 5 weeks 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 have looked like when it was in use.

Thank Thomas M
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Reviewed 12 October 2018 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. It is at the head of the peninsula so the views are excellent over the lake. There is a café just by the entrance which serves drinks and some basic food. If you buy a duo ticket at the castle in Sirmione it works out a little cheaper.

Thank Car0le88
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