Malcesine the pearl of Lake Garda
Surrounding the medieval town center with the towering Scaliger Castle and historical "Palazzo dei Capitani" is Malcesine with its magnificent historic old town.
The narrow streets and old houses are pure romance.
More than a hundred hotels, about a dozen campsites and various holiday residences cater to the tourists. In summer holidaymakers in their thousands wander the medieval streets, leading up to the Scaliger Castle, flocking together on the beaches and along the beautiful beach promenade where there are shops, restaurants and ice cream parlors.
Sailboats and windsurfing sails cover the lake like colorful polka dots. Malcesine with its contrasting environment has a special charm. The Mediterranean is represented in the oleander rich gardens and boundless olive gardens from which a very delicate oil is extracted. When you get further up though, the landscape is alpine-like.
The transition from the olive trees to the highest peaks of Monte Baldo can be done in minutes with the cable car from Malcesine, from where you overlook the sublime spectacle of Lake Garda. This fun and relaxing journey up hill is also used by those who prefer to make the descent on foot or by mountain bike.
Malcesine is a sailing and windsurfing paradise.
WWWIND SQUARE water sport center in Malcesine supports both champions and beginners. Other sports that can be practiced include mountain biking and paragliding (a landing place on the lake is available). You will find countless excursions to Monte Baldo. In winter Tratto Spino also offers the opportunity for ski events. The open-air theater at the foot of the castle of Malcesine offers wonderful shows throughout the summer. In Cassone you will experience the Zyklamine tradition every August, a competition of the Classical Lake Garda paddle dinghy.