These hilltop Roman ruins are said to be the villa and baths of famed Roman poet Catullus, though that is disputed by some. The structure dates from the 1st century, and includes columns, frescoes, terraces, and mosaics, to say nothing of amazing views.

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Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
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FamilyExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 3 - 5 , 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
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  • It's reported to have been the villa and baths of the famous Roman poet Catullus.
  • Go early in the day when you all have energy, and take the lovely walk up the hill to the ruins. Then either walk back or hop on the tourist tram that runs between town and Grotte di Catullo.
  • The structure was built around the 1st century, and includes elegant columns, frescoes, mosaics, and fabulous views of the lake and surrounding countryside.

Tip of Sirmione Peninsula
Via Catullo
Parking: Tue-Sun 8:30am-4:30pm
Price: approx $5

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 39 030 916157
Price Information: approx $5
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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