Sirmione, Lago di Garda - La Rocca & A Red Boho Summer Dress

Sirmione is an old town. A very old town. It's origins go back at least to roman times when this was a waypoint along the Via Gallica and the poet Gaio Valerio Catullo (or his family more likely) had a villa on that small peninsula reaching into Lake Garda. The  remains  of the building are part open-air, part indoor museum today.

La Rocca di Sirmione, Lago di Garda. Two swans and a motorboat on turquoise water | Funky Jungle - Mindful fashion, quirky personal style & life blog

We visited the ruins of this villa many years ago, but this time, even tho I would have fancied going there, my son had other plans. He wanted to see the inside of the Rocca, the smallish but very well preserved castle right at the entrance of the old town. In fact you can enter the old town only through a narrow gate (about enough to let one car pass) or by water, I suppose.




The view from the castle walls, and especially the highest tower (it's a bit of a climb, but nothing too bad) is almost breathtaking. Very beautiful looking out over the lake from up there. The castle walls extend into the lake, building a small protected harbor and the water around the structure takes on a turquoise coloring.

La Rocca di Sirmione, Lago di Garda. Sightseeing outfit --> Red boho dress with chiffon volant sleeves & beaded sandals | Funky Jungle - Mindful fashion, quirky personal style & life blog

inside la Rocca (Castle) di Sirmione, Lago di Garda | Funky Jungle - Mindful fashion, quirky personal style & life blog

La Rocca di Sirmione, Lago di Garda. On the ramparts. Wearing a rust red bohemian style dress with chiffon volant sleeves & studded black bag | Funky Jungle - Mindful fashion, quirky personal style & life blog


On the ramparts of La Rocca di Sirmione, Lago di Garda. Wearing a flowy red boho style dress with chiffon volant sleeves & studded black bag | Funky Jungle - Mindful fashion, quirky personal style & life blog

Inside the castle of Sirmione, Lake Garda

Looking out over Sirmione from inside the castle | Funky Jungle - Personal Style & Life Blog

View from the ramparts of La Rocca di Sirmione onto Lake Garda | Funky Jungle - Mindful fashion blog

Pittoresque house in Sirmione, Lago di Garda | Funky Jungle


Sirmione, Lago di Garda. Wearing a rust red bohemian style dress with chiffon volant sleeves, emroidery & tassels | Funky Jungle - Mindful fashion, quirky personal style & life blog



Previously seen on Funky Jungle  --->  Beaded Sandals - Studded Bag


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Outfit Details: Dress - Mango (old - similar here & here & swooning over this) | Sandals - Ikwetta (old - similar here & here) | Bag - Boohoo (old - similar here & here)





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2 comments

  1. Im loving this summer look! That dress is so cute :)
    xoxo

    Ileana

    Novelstyle Blog

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  2. This place looks beautiful but at first glance I thought this was in Croatia! There's a very similar looking castle in Dubrovnik and I remember it pretty clearly in my mind because it reminded me so much of Game of Thrones.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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