Not to be missed in the surroundings of the Arcimboldo… …
Even before reaching Sirmione we can see the imposing Scaligero Castle standing out against the sky in the distance. Strategically positioned before the only road of access to the mainland, with its towers and crenels, it is completely surrounded by water.
This powerful stronghold dates from the XIII century and is one of the most complete and well-preserved in Italy. With its basin – still perfectly preserved – it is a rare case of a fortification destined to use as a port.
Access to the castle today is over the drawbridge and visitors can climb the 146 steps of the keep and walk the rounds of the battlements.