Malcesine

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Malcesine which includes tranquil scenes, a coastal town and general coastal views

Wander amid the cobbled lanes and historic buildings of this pretty town. Climb up to the castle, dine in fine restaurants and relax on the shores of Lake Garda.

Malcesine occupies one of Lake Garda’s most picturesque spots, with Monte Baldo looming behind and the lake stretching out in front. The popular vacation resort attracts those looking to relax during slow-paced sunny days. Sip coffee, enjoy rich gelato and bask in the sun along the lakeshore. Reserve some time to visit the impressive and unmistakable Scaliger Castle overlooking the town.

Located on the eastern side of Lake Garda, Malcesine is surrounded by pretty villages, towns and beaches. It has long attracted writers and artists who draw inspiration from the stunning vistas and fascinating history of the town. Amble through the medieval cobbled lanes and notice the historic architecture. Discover small stores selling leather handbags and shoes, locally made limoncello and artisan souvenirs. Dine in one of the many restaurants. For dessert, have the town’s famous gelato (ice cream).

Walk to the main harbor, where little boats bob on the waves and plenty of open-air cafés welcome visitors. Not far away is the old harbor Port Vecchio with even more places to eat. The 15th-century Palazzo dei Capitani is located here. It was once the headquarters of the region’s Venetian rulers.

The most important building in town is the Scaliger Castle. Make sure you see this grand fortification, as well as the Museo Castello Scaligero, a very thorough museum housed within. Its existence is testament to the town’s strategic importance throughout history.

Take the cable car up Monte Baldo for some of the best views of Lake Garda. If you’re looking to enjoy outdoor pursuits, participate in cycling, walking or paragliding.

The airports of Verona, Brescia and Bergamo are all within a short transfer from Malcesine. Take the train to Peschiera and then a bus to the town or rent a car and have the freedom to explore the surrounding areas at your own pace.

Wander amid the cobbled lanes and historic buildings of this pretty town. Climb up to the castle, dine in fine restaurants and relax on the shores of Lake Garda.

Malcesine occupies one of Lake Garda’s most picturesque spots, with Monte Baldo looming behind and the lake stretching out in front. The popular vacation resort attracts those looking to relax during slow-paced sunny days. Sip coffee, enjoy rich gelato and bask in the sun along the lakeshore. Reserve some time to visit the impressive and unmistakable Scaliger Castle overlooking the town.

Located on the eastern side of Lake Garda, Malcesine is surrounded by pretty villages, towns and beaches. It has long attracted writers and artists who draw inspiration from the stunning vistas and fascinating history of the town. Amble through the medieval cobbled lanes and notice the historic architecture. Discover small stores selling leather handbags and shoes, locally made limoncello and artisan souvenirs. Dine in one of the many restaurants. For dessert, have the town’s famous gelato (ice cream).

Walk to the main harbor, where little boats bob on the waves and plenty of open-air cafés welcome visitors. Not far away is the old harbor Port Vecchio with even more places to eat. The 15th-century Palazzo dei Capitani is located here. It was once the headquarters of the region’s Venetian rulers.

The most important building in town is the Scaliger Castle. Make sure you see this grand fortification, as well as the Museo Castello Scaligero, a very thorough museum housed within. Its existence is testament to the town’s strategic importance throughout history.

Take the cable car up Monte Baldo for some of the best views of Lake Garda. If you’re looking to enjoy outdoor pursuits, participate in cycling, walking or paragliding.

The airports of Verona, Brescia and Bergamo are all within a short transfer from Malcesine. Take the train to Peschiera and then a bus to the town or rent a car and have the freedom to explore the surrounding areas at your own pace.

Hotel Majestic Palace
Hotel Majestic Palace
4 out of 5
Via Navene Vecchia 96, Malcesine, 37018
The price is £137 per night from 14 Jul to 15 Jul
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Malcesine. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (62 reviews)
Short break at Hotel Majestic Palace
"The Hotel Majestic is just up the hill from Malcesine and it’s about a 15 minute walk down which we did. We also got the hotel minibus down for €1 and the tourist bus back for €1.20. The hotel is very clean and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Buffet breakfast was great, pretty much everything ..."

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2019

Hotel Majestic Palace
Hotel Laura Christina
Hotel Laura Christina
3 out of 5
Via Puri 5, Malcesine, Provincia di Verona, 37018
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Malcesine. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Palazzo dei Capitani and Consorzio ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (28 reviews)
Piacevole
"Piacevole hotel poco fuori dal centro di Malcesine (10 minuti a piedi sul lungolago) con bella piscina e con un'ottima colazione anche in tempi di Covid. La nostra camera con balcone era stata recentemente ri-arredata e il bagno modernizzato, ed era silenziosa. Personale molto gentile (menzione speciale ..."

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2020

Hotel Laura Christina
Hotel Capri
Hotel Capri
3 out of 5
Via Panoramica, 26, Malcesine, 74100
The price is £168 per night from 10 Jul to 11 Jul
Stay at this 3-star spa hotel in Malcesine. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (57 reviews)
"Love the room the view the location and the friendly staff. We recommend this place"

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2022

Hotel Capri
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Residence Parco Lago Di Garda
Residence Parco Lago Di Garda
Via Gardesana, 384, Malcesine, VR, 37018
Stay at this residence in Malcesine. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Popular attractions Fraglia Vela Malcesine and San Michele - Mount Baldo Cableway ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (9 reviews)
Fantastic Lake Garda
"Brilliant apartments absolutely fantastic place to visit Lake Garda lots to see and do."

Reviewed on 7 Nov 2018

Residence Parco Lago Di Garda
Villa Sopri
Villa Sopri
Via Lungolago 14, Malcesine, VR, 37018
Stay at this beach residence in Malcesine. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Palazzo dei Capitani and Posterna are located ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (10 reviews)
"Lage super und Anlage auch sehr gepflegt. Allerdings sind die Wohnungen sehr hellhörig und die Ausstattung könnte mal wieder ein update bekommen"

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2020

Villa Sopri
only 15 minutes on foot far from the beach and from the historical centre
only 15 minutes on foot far from the beach and from the historical centre
Malcesine, Veneto
Stay at this family-friendly apartment in Malcesine. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale and a water park. Our guests praise the comfy beds in their reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (5 reviews)
Great location for us.
"All was good with the welcome, the location and the apartment. The only negative was the bed(s). These were single and very small. Not what I would expect from an apartment at this great location. Otherwise all was fantastic."

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2018

only 15 minutes on foot far from the beach and from the historical centre
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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