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Malcesine is one of Lake Garda’s most beautiful towns, climbing the hillside towards a majestic castle. The ancient harbour forms a bustling base to the town, with pretty boats bobbing on the water and a string of restaurants overlooking them. Behind this, atmospheric cobbled streets wind upwards, separated by several piazzas with pretty terracotta houses and upmarket boutiques. Above these stands the town’s enormous 13th-century castle, which offers impressive views from the top of the mighty keep tower.
The town is particularly popular with walkers, thanks to the dramatic Mount Baldo which makes even the town’s huge castle seem small. Those with a head for heights can take the two modern cable cars right to the top – the views from over 7,000 feet up are truly breathtaking and some of the best in the region.
When it comes to getting out and about, Malcesine offers regular ferries from its harbour, providing quick access to many of the lake’s most popular locations. Be sure to visit nearby Riva del Garda – situated at the northern end of Lake Garda, this scenic town has a range of historic sites and looks out over the lake from one of the best vantage points possible.
If you would like to pre-book one of our excursions, please call our Italy Experts on 01293 762410*.