Make your destination wedding a truly indulgent and restful experience in the picturesque and historic town of Sirmione. Famous for its natural thermal springs Sirmione was a spa destination even in Roman times and offers an excellent spa so that you can be completely energised and relaxed for your Big Day.
Sirmione is located on the tip of a long peninsula protruding from the southern shore of Lake Garda. The entrance to the town is dominated by the thirteenth-century castle, the “Rocca Scagliera” which makes an attractive backdrop for wedding photos. The ruins of one of the largest Roman villas, the “Grotte di Cattullo” are also a main feature of this charming town. The ruins can be admired from the end of the peninsula but the most decadent way to fully appreciate them is perhaps from a boat with a glass of “prosecco” to hand and your future spouse by your side.
The pedestrianised streets of Sirmione are filled with cafes, restaurants, ice cream parlours and unique boutiques which all add to the overall charm and flavour of this pretty town.
Civil ceremony weddings are held in one of the Town Hall buildings, named the “Palazzo Callas” derived from the famous opera singer who spent some time here in the fifties. The functional ceremony room is on the 3rd floor of this attractive 18th century building which is located in the pretty central “Piazza Carducci” just metres away from the castle, moat and other great photo locations. This location seats 60, and there is standing room for more guests.
A champagne toast can be arranged after the ceremony in the main “piazza” making for a truly authentic Italian experience and a great location for photographs and for you and your guests to soak up the special atmosphere of the occasion.
Sirmione is located on the tip of a long peninsula on the south side of the lake and is a 15 minute drive to the A4 motorway which conveniently leads directly to Bergamo and Verona airports in 40 minutes and the Milan airports (Linate and Malpensa) in 1h45mins. The airport at Montichiari (Verona/Brescia) is also only 50 minutes from the resort. For more information go to Travel.
Sirmione is a pleasant place to stay, with lots of comfortable hotels, some in the town centre and others spread along the green peninsula suiting all tastes and budgets. They are designed for relaxing stays, with sun terraces, pools or private beaches.