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Sirmione – A Picturesque And Historic Town On Lake Garda
Sirmione is a small town with a population of less than 9,000 which is located on Lake Garda. However, despite its relatively small size, it is jam-packed with things to see and do, history and architectural gems.
The strategic location of the town near the south-eastern portion of the lake meant that it was of military importance over the centuries and was, as a result, intimately connected to power struggles and shifts throughout Italy’s history. This led to the construction of some of the most interesting architectural features in the town such as Scaliger Castle, a rare example of a medieval fortified port built in three stages between 1277 and 1405 and with stunning views over the town and lake. Learn more about Sirmione and its castle: http://www.italy-villas.com/to-italy/2015/northwest-italy/lombardy/sirmione-brescia
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