Malcesine is an enchanting town full of character and filled with things to see and do, making it an ideal getaway for anyone looking for a holiday in 2021. Malcesine is located on the north-eastern shore of Lake Garda and it’s considered to be one of the most picturesque resorts on this lake. It has everything you would expect from an Italian lake holiday, a quaint harbour, a pretty old town, sparkling lake waters, and it’s all backed by the sweeping peaks of Mount Baldo.
This Lake Garda resort is in the province of Verona, in the Italian region of Veneto, with the cities Verona and Venice just a car or bus journey away. For centuries, this Lake Garda resort has attracted plenty of tourists. The main tourist attraction is the Castello Scaligero, a great example of the Medieval and Venetian architecture on show in Malcesine. If you want a relaxing time on the lake shore or a more action-packed adventure, then Malcesine holidays are ideal for you.
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Why book Malcesine holidays
Top attractions to visit
Visit the gorgeous Palazzo dei Capitani & Castello Scaligero
Enjoy the views across Lake Garda from Porto Vecchio
Cultural hotspot not to miss
Discover the cobbled alleys twisting through the old town
Lush natural wonders
Take the cable-car ride up the glorious mountain of Monte Baldo
Why not hop on a boat trip across Lake Garda?
Explore the city
Nearby Verona makes for a lovely day trip from Malcesine!
Your guide to Malcesine holidays
With so much to do, holidays in Malcesine are never uneventful. You can sunbathe, play tennis, try rock climbing, hike up Mount Baldo, explore the sights, or enjoy a number of pulsating water-sports. You can visit Malcesine’s main tourist attraction, the Castello Scaligero. This historic castle is a striking building with gorgeous lake views, which make it a popular wedding venue choice. A cable car ride will take you to the top of Mount Baldo. Thanks to the cable car’s ability to rotate, you can view the whole of the lake, so make sure you bring a camera.
Malcesine has many pebble beaches where you can sit and relax. You can explore more of Italy by going on a day trip to Venice or Verona where you can experience life in a big Italian city. And for those who love shopping, you can jump on a ferry to Desenzano and spend the day browsing the glamorous designer shops. For an all-round holiday experience, why not visit Malcesine for your 2021 holiday.
Holidays in Malcesine may not include natural sandy beaches, but that doesn’t mean you can’t relax and sunbathe on the beach. Towards the south of town, you will find hotels, cafes and neat waterside lawns where you can hire a sunbed and parasol, perfect to relax on while you admire the lake views. For more of a beach feel you can head to the north of Malcesine and find beaches such as the beach of Navene, which is a free pebble beach. You can enjoy the multi-sport field for kids and a swimming raft. And if hunger strikes, you can eat at one of the bars, pizzerias and restaurants next to the beach. If you don’t wish to travel far, then there is the Beach of Paina which is situated not far from the Castello Scaligero. However, if you still crave the feel of sand between your toes, or you want to build a sandcastle, then you can take a trip to Lazise. Lazise’s beach is known to be the best man-made sandy beach in the Lake Garda.
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