SIRMIO, a promontory at the southern end of the Lacus Benacus (Lake of Garda), projecting 2| m. into the lake. It is celebrated from its connexion with Catullus, for the large ruins of a Roman villa on the promontory have been supposed to be his country house. A post-station bearing the name Sirmio stood on the high-road between Brixia and Verona, near the southern shore of the lake. On the shore below is the little village of Sermione, with sulphur baths.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)