Grotte di Catullo (Grotto of Catullus)
Piazza Orti Manara, 4, 25019 Sirmione Driving directions
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Apr-Oct: 8.30am-6.45pm, Sun 8.30am-2pm; rest of year: 8.30am-5pm, Sun 8.30am-2pm - closed Tue


At the far end of the isthmus of Sirmione, the archaeological area has retained the remains of a huge Roman villa, once thought (incorrectly) to have belonged to the poet Catullus (c 87-54 BC). A small museum provides information about the site, which juts right out into Lake Garda and is well worth visiting simply for its magnificent location.


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