Located on the east side of Lake Garda in Italy, Malcesine is a delightful town surrounding by picturesque scenery.  Built around the Scaligero Castle and the Palazzo dei Capitani its cobbled streets and buildings have kept most of their ancient, medieval design. It’s an ideal base for exploring Lake Garda as you can catch a ferry from its port. Lined with cafés, the port is perfect for enjoying the sunshine and people-watching. If you’re looking to make the most of the outdoors with relaxing, breathtaking views to look at, Malcesine won’t disappoint.

 Majestic scenery

From mountains such as Monte Baldo to colourful fishing towns on the edge of Lake Garda, every way you turn you’ll be faced with incredible photo opportunities. There are many ways for you to enjoy the superb views: get on the lake on a boat excursion, head up a mountain by cable car, hire a car or bike or simply take a stroll. The historic Scaligero castle is Malcesine’s most visited attraction, which is no surprise as it is perched on a cliff over the lake and has been kept in great condition. As you explore your beautiful surroundings look closer and you should be able to spot a variety of wildlife including birds and insects.

 Fantastic outdoor activities

There is no end of walking routes from Malcesine taking you up hills and mountains or beside the lake. You don’t need to go far before you reach other towns, where you can then rest in a lakeside café. The bay of Val di Sogno is known for its clear water and is a lovely spot for swimming. In the height of summer the lake is buzzing with activities. Watersports on offer include sailing, waterskiing, windsurfing and kitesurfing but they aren’t suitable for everyone, whereas elalpaca trekking on Monte Baldo is popular with all ages.