Verona · 51km · 1hour 45 minutes
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Culture and history
Music and Opera
So what's it like?
The 14th century resort still today sits protected by the stone tower and walls of the Scaligeri Castle. Malcesine's steep, cobbled streets fan up from its ancient harbour surrounded by cafes, ice cream parlours and boutique shops. Head to the top of the town to go through the arched entrance of the Scaligeri castle. Inside you will find many rooms to explore, some with historical memorabilia and ancient artifacts. Whilst there you can also climb the stone stairs to the top of the tower to see across the roof tops of Malcesine and over Lake Garda. You may even be lucky enough to see a wedding party, as the castle is very popular with couples for their big day.
Malcesine is the most popular base on the lake for walkers with the Monte Baldo mountain sitting directly behind the resort. Just up from the main town you can take the cable car from the village that rotates 360 degrees to the top to experience the views across the northern part of the lake and the many signed walks that take you over and down the mountain.
If you want to experience the highlights of the surrounding area, try our Classic Italian Discovery Package and take in the scenery of the Dolomite mountains, immerse yourself in the culture of Venice and explore the beautiful city of Verona. Or if you are wanting to experience more of Lake Garda itself try our Lake Garda Discovery Package and enjoy a relaxing day touring Lake Garda, experience a wine tour at one of Lake Garda's famous vineyards and still have the opportunity to spend a day immersing yourself in the culture of Venice. Must book by 29 April 2015.
€100 hotel credit
Our card's behind the bar. Book this hotel and get €100 to spend in the bar or restaurant.
Available from £194 (return)
Frequent ferry service to/from Limone and Riva and all resorts down to Desenzano.
Not for the less mobile
We don't recommend this resort if you're less mobile - there are lots of hills, steps or cobbled streets that make it tricky to get around should you have any trouble with mobility.
· Take the 20 minute cable car ride to the top of Monte Baldo for breathtaking views · Bring your walking boots to explore the great nature park, rich in flora with tropical and rare alpine species · Regular music concerts at the Captain's Palace.
If you want to get away from it all, but can't spare seven days, we have three and four night short breaks available in Malcesine in various hotels throughout the resort.
Twin centre suggestion
Why not combine a stay at the Hotel Excelsior Bay in Malcesine with a stay at the Hotel Giberti in Verona; call us to book the perfect combination for those wishing to experience the Italian lakes and a city in one trip. Transfer to your second centre is by coach or minibus and may be via Verona Airport.
Lake Garda is a beautiful location for your most special day and the medieval town of Malcesine is a fairytale spot perfect for you to say 'I do'. The castle, where you will have your ceremony, is perfectly positioned on a small hill allowing you to enjoy the breathtaking views of Malcesine's harbour as well as the lake itself and the Monte Baldo mountain creating perfect back drops for your wedding photos. Take a look online or contact us and we will help make your day flawless from start to finish.
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.
Special offers this summer
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 booked in resort. Pre-book any three full day excursions per person and receive a €30 discount in resort for use against a fourth excursion booked in resort of your choice.