A village with timeless charm on Lake Garda

Dominated by an elegant castle, Malcesine is a magical place with unforgettable panoramas. This romantic town located on the eastern shore of Lake Garda has inspired renowned celebrities like Goethe who stayed here during his trip to Italy.

The medieval allies that go up to the Scaliger Castle, the promenade along the lake dotted with restaurants and shops and the atmosphere of Malcesine continue to fascinate thousands of tourists who choose it as a vacation spot. The Scaliger Castel stands out from the rocky buttress with its high tower and has very old origins. It was a Lombard settlement rebuilt by the Scaliger family, today the Castel is home to an interesting Natural History Museum dedicated to the Lake Garda area and the flora and fauna heritage of Mount Baldo.

If you want to enjoy breathtaking views, take the very modern Malcesine Mount Baldo cableway. From its rotating panoramic cable cars you can see a sudden transition from the Mediterranean flora with its olive groves and oleander gardens to the flora of the mountains.

If in winter the ski slopes of varying difficulty allow descent accompanied by the splendid view of the blue lake, in the summer the bay of Malcesine is filled with colourful sailboats, kite and windsurfing, while the dirt tracks of the hinterland are animated by hikers and mountain bikers.

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