Malcesine is a town in the province of Verona, located on the eastern banks of Garda Lake. Its proximity to the lake allows you to enjoy activities such as sailing, water skiing and windsurfing. Inland, you’ll find rolling hills and mountains, often covered by olive groves, oleanders, cypresses, lemon trees and other types of Mediterranean vegetation. The mild weather allows for the perfect conditions to take hikes or walks in this splendid natural setting; you can also play a game of tennis, mountain bike or hang-glide.
Concerts are held in a theater at the foot of the town’s castle, while painting and sculpture exhibitions are also held. Indeed, Malcesine also has a rich culture and history, reflected in its impressive historical monuments. One of the most renowned monuments of the town is the Castello Scaligero, a towering castle built by the Lombards around the year 500. You should also visit the Museo di Storia Naturale, where you can see some interesting artifacts from the area. There’s also the Palazzo dei Capitani, or the Palace of Captains, constructed around the 13th century, but rebuilt around the end of the 1400's. If you’re looking for beauty and culture in one weekend, Malcesine may be the place for you.