We arrived at Sirmione using our GPS (Juliet) but could not find our Hotel Catullo. We were just outside a castle gate so Meryl wandered over and asked the polizia guarding the entrance where was Hotel Catullo! Yes you guessed correctly it was inside the castle gate. As we drove over the draw bridge and scattered the lower caste aside we felt rather regal.
I ate my biggest and most expensive (Euro 6.5) gelato (icecream) ever and have decided no gelato for a week.
Later we went for a walk to the end of the isthmus and walked through the 2,000 year old ruins of a big wig roman dude. Our room had a wonderful 180 degree view of the lake and the hotel had a candle light dinner with pleasant singing, very good food and a lovely ambience. K and K slummed it on the first floor!
Next day we were off to Venice via Verona.
We went to the verandah of Juliet (of Romeo and J..) and watched people rubbing the right breast of the statue of Juliet to bring good fortune in love - kitch but amusing.