A Traveller’s Diary: Sirmione

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As promised, here are my impressions of the beautiful  northern Italian town of Sirmione. The historical center of the resort is located on the Sirmio peninsula, which divides the south of Lake Garda. Although it is just as fancy as Portofino with many pricey boutiques, the humble character of the place has appealed to me a lot more. Adorable little streets typically decorated with flowers and the sight of beautiful teal water on both sides of the peninsula couldn’t even have been ruined by rainy and windy weather conditions. The medieval port fortification of the Scaliger Castle, strategically placed at the entrance to the town, makes it almost impossible to enter by car, which adds to its charm, undisturbed by technology. By the end of my stay there, Sirmione has become a synonym for sophisticated luxury without being too much ‘in-your-face’.

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