Guarded since the 14th Century by the stone towers of a Scaligeri Castle, this enchanting town combines its ancient charms with a wealth of wonderfully scenic walking possibilities amidst olive groves and lush pine woods.
Gathered round the quaint harbour are traditional pastel coloured houses and waterside cafés, Malcesine’s pedestrianised cobbled streets lead up from the lakeside, past shops,cafés and shady squares to the 13th Century castle which towers above the lake on a sheer rock face.
The Saturday market is not to be missed and the excellent ferry service make Riva and Limone easily accessible too. The long promenade leads out from the resort’s Southern end past shingle beaches to lovely Val di Sogno, an idyllic spot for lake bathing and watersports.
Take the cable car to the top of Monte Baldo behind Malcesine. Here you will enjoy superb views, an abundance of walks and beautiful nature. With so much variety, characteristic Malcesine is an ideal holiday choice.