Protected by the stone walls of Scaligeri Castle, Malcesine’s steep, cobbled streets fan up from the ancient harbour, and are filled with cafés, ice cream parlours and boutique shops.
Nestling on the eastern shore of the lake, the ancient town of Malcesine was once a sleepy fishing village. It’s now a picturesque and animated resort with narrow cobbled streets winding down to a charming little harbour. Head to the top of the town to go through the arched entrance of the Scaligeri castle and you’ll find lots of rooms to explore. While there you can also climb the stone stairs to the top of the tower to see across the rooftops of Malcesine and over Lake Garda.
Malcesine is popular with walkers but you don’t have to be a serious hiker to reach the best views from Monte Baldo. Just up from the main town you can hop on the cable car, which rotates 360 degrees to the top.
Explore the sights and sounds of Malcesine before you go, with our interactive Lake Garda street view tour.
See the local area with our Classic Italian Discovery Package, staying at the Hotel Majestic Palace. Excursions include the Dolomites, Venice and Verona. Or try our Flavours of Italy Discovery Package, staying at the Hotel Capri. Excursions include a vineyard tour and local food tour. Or see the sights on our Italian Cities Discovery Package staying at the Lago di Garda. Excursions include Venice and Verona. Must book by 27 April 2016.
Top 3 accommodations in Malcesine, Lake Garda
Hotel Majestic Palace
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Special offers for summer 15
Pre-book any two full day excursions per person and receive a €20 discount in resort for use against a third excursion of your choice. Pre-book any three full day excursions per person and receive a €30 discount in resort for use against a fourth excursion of your choice.