Sirmione is a wonder which amazes and fills the eyes, it is a delicate balance between water and land, between nature and architecture embodying art and history at every step.
We lead our guests to be surprised in front of unknown glimpses, spots off the beaten path, shades and atmospheres that it would be difficult to find or sometimes simply grasp without knowing how to reach them: not by chance, perhaps, Sirmione is called the “Pearl” of Garda, because like any hidden jewel it deserves to be discovered in its most striking and deep details so as to fully know and appreciate it, by going far beyond the enchantment of the eyes.
The Hotel takes its name from one of the symbolic personalities of Sirmione: the Roman poet Catullo, who lived a few decades before the year AD 1 and is famous for the tormented and passionate verses addressed to his beloved Lesbia.
As it can be inferred from the toponym the Grotte di Catullo (i.e. Catullo Caves), located at the tip of the Sirmione peninsula, the villa of the Latin poet’s father was probably in these places.
In memory of this close relationship, Catullo’s most significant compositions, such as those describing the city and its landscape, are revoked in some fresco pieces present on several walls of the hotel, while its effigy is portrayed here and there in various points of the architectural structure recalling the classic style of ancient times