The Lugana DOC wine is an excellence of the hinterland of Sirmione. The unique clay composition of this soil, gives unmistakeable taste to the wine wohse vines, cuddled by the mild climate, produce noble and unique grapes. Thanks to the magic experience of walking or ridining through the vineyards you can enjpoy the bucolic atmosphere of the fields, breathing an ancient tradition. By living a wine tasting in a typical Lugana wine cellars is the best way to enjoy and “taste” the area.
The queen of all the peninsulas
“Ave, oh beautiful Sirmio…” this way the ancient poet Catullo greeted Sirmione defined in his poems as the “Pearl of all the peninsula and Islands”. Historical and cultural heritage, the charming hamlet is dominated by the Castello Scaligero, unique example of XIII Century fortress touched on all its sides by the water. Walking through the narrow and charatteristic streets of the centre you will be embedded by an ancient and secret atmosphere. On the very top of the peninsula raises the famous Grotte di Catullo, the most great roman Villa in the northen part of Italy. From the old ruins you can enjoy a breathtaking view and at the sunset the gold waves seems to carry the sweet thoughts of the famous guests that have visited this charming place during the time.
Hinterland and points of interest
The South Garda area offers several starting points to make unforgettable excursions. From San Martino della Battaglia that shows its famous monumental tower to the near Peschiera whose fortress is classified as UNESCO heritage. Again the medieval hamlet of Borghetto sul Mincio classified as one of the most beautiful hamlet of Italy, Salò and its panoramic bay, Bardolino which is the city of the red wine and Lazise that beside its historical charm, counts on the presence of the thermal spring of Colà and some of the most famous amusement parks of Italy: Gardaland, Canevaworld, Medieval Times, Zoo Safari, etc.
Not to forget the proximity of Verona, in just thirty minutes you will reach the city of Love, godmother of Romeo and Juliet and keeper of a priceless historical and cultural heritage, whose crown jewel is the Arena di Verona, scenery of the most famous lyrical opera festival of the world.