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THE CAVES OF CATULLUS

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THE CAVES OF CATULLUS: THE REMAINS OF A ROMAN VILLA FULL OF CHARM AND A BREATHTAKING VIEW OF THE LAKE

On the tip of the peninsula of Sirmione and in a wonderful panoramic position there are the remains of a Roman villa known since the fifteenth century with the name of "Caves of Catullus".

The magnificent remains represent the most imposing example of a noble private home in all Northern Italy. The name "grotto" or "caves" was used to indicate the buried and collapsed structures covered by vegetation where was possible to enter like in natural cavities.

The tradition dating back to the XV and XVI century has identified this complex as the family villa of Catullus, the Latin poet who died in 54 BC. On the basis of the testimony of the verses of Catullus is certain that he had a residence in Sirmione; that it was precisely in this area is possible but not documented. Sirmione belonged to the agro veronese and is known in the ancient world also for being a stopover (mansio) along the major road that linked Brescia and Verona.

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