History of Sirmione
Thanks to its natural position, the different historical epochs have left to Sirmione so substantial signs to still offer the field for new studies and new discoveries for archaeologists and historians.
The known history of the peninsula began in the second millennium B.C., the Bronze Age. The lake dwelling settlements, extending from Salò to Garda, have been known since the nineteenth century. In particular, the low Garda three submerged sites have been found: in the lake Maraschina (City of Peschiera) in 1971, in the port of Galeazzi (City of Sirmione) and San Francisco (City of Desenzano) in 1976.