Malcesine travel guide

Weather and climate

Temperature: Winter sees lows of -2°C to highs of 10°C, while the summer months bask in highs of 30°C down to around 18°C.

Best time to visit: Spring to autumn.

You can take Malcesine holidays at any time of year. Hit the slopes in the winter for a skiing break with excellent powder, or enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine in the summer. April has more wet days than any other month, but the temperature hovers in the late teens.

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Malcesine is best for...

Best for history lovers: Castello Scaligero gives a fascinating insight into the town’s medieval past, while the Palazzo dei Capitani is an excellent example of Venetian Gothic architecture.

Best for thrill-seekers: Bike up the thrilling trails of Monte Baldo and come back down on a cable car for the ultimate experience and amazing views.

Best for scenery lovers: Castello Scaligero’s 31-metre-high tower offers stunning photo opportunities. Braver photographers can make the climb up Monte Baldo and be rewarded with a fantastic view.

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Fast facts

Language: The language spoken here is Italian, but most of the locals and staff in shops, restaurants and hotels have a basic grasp of English.

Currency: You’ll need to exchange your Sterling for Euros (€), before heading off on our Malcesine holidays.

Local time: Malcesine is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Verona Villafranca Airport. The transfer time to Malcesine is just over 1 hour. 

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Malcesine is 2.5 hours.

Tourist information: Further tourist information can be found at www.visitgarda.com/en/Malcesine-vacanze-lago-garda.

Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday.

Holiday destinations related to Malcesine:

  • Amalfi
  • Ischia Porto
  • Sant Agnello
  • Sorrento
  • Lake Garda
  • Limone
  • Venetian Riviera 
  • Sardinia
  • Sicily
  • Getting around

    By foot: The narrow, cobbled lanes of the historic town centre are best explored on foot, giving you the chance to stop at a café and rest your legs with a cup of delicious Italian coffee.

    By bus: The little tourist bus, which runs seasonally up and down Malcesine, is a handy way of getting around this hilly town.

    By water: Hop on a ferry, boat or even a hydrofoil to explore the surrounding towns and villages.

    Events

    For music and theatre lovers: From the end of June to August, enjoy Cinema in the Garden at the City Hall Courtyard.

    For shopaholics: Experience Shopping Under the Stars the first Saturday of each month from May to September. Castello Scaligero and the shops in the town centre stay open ‘til late, with music and entertainment throughout the evening.

    For Foodies: Find food festivals celebrating everything from fresh fish to local produce, throughout the year.