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Travel Pictures #10
Travel Pictures #10 - Sirmione, Italy - Jul 2009

by Colin Reilly

The town of Sirmione is a maze of narrow streets crammed into the small Sirmio penninsula which divides the southern end of Lake Garda in Italy.

The site has been continuously inhabited for millenia, the narrow pennisula makes for good defenses. As much as today it was a popular tourist spot during Roman era, the remains of a vast Roman villa, the Grotto di Catullo, sit at the Northern end of the penninsula. The fortifications in the picture, the Scaligero Castle, are the gateway to the town, and date from around the 13th century. The castle has an unusual fortified port which housed fleet of the De Scalla family.


 
The Scaligero Castle, gateway to Sirmione
The Scaligero Castle, gateway to Sirmione
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Technical Information
Canon EOS 400D
Camera
Sigma 18-200mm
Lens
18mm
Focal Length
9
F Stop
1/200s
Shutter Speed
100
Iso Number
 
 

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