This is how holiday rental owners described Malcesine
SET ON THE ROCK, THE LAKE'S PEARL...
On a small headland on the eastern coast of Lake Garda, at the foot of Monte Baldo, built around an antique Scaliger fortress, rises Malcesine. ...
show more Gathered around the Scaliger castle and the Captain's Palace is the old town, with it's little port, quaint squares and cobbled streets animated with shops, bars and typical restaurants, Malcesine conserves its long standing origins and its fascinating charm. The medieval village, the landscape and nature melt in symbiosis with art: many are the events and exhibitions that give further value to the cultural aspect of Malcesine.
FROM WATER TO THE ROCK: BALDO...
Caressed by a constant temperate, healthy breeze, Malcesine gives emotional days of surf and sailing and magnificent walks in the hills and high mountains, passing from a rich vegetation of oleanders and olive trees, to a pure alpine landscape on the summit of Monte Baldo "Botanical Garden of Europe". During the winter, on reaching the Tratto Spino summit with the new cable car Malcesine - Monte Baldo, the ski slopes await guests who wish to enjoy themselves offering the possibility to downhill and alpine ski, snowboard, sledge or make excursions with snow shoes.
SPORT... AND ITS 4 SEASONS...
Malcesine offers an immense variation of opportunities for the sport loving tourist... sailing, windsurf, water ski, kite surf, diving, swimming, trekking, Nordic walking, mountain bike, parascending, climbing, alpine ski, snowboard and snowshoes.
"Monte Baldo... that summit
was equal to a privileged arm chair at a theatre
to assist a spectacle which...
is the daily life or those underneath." E.T.
Malcesine lies on the shores of Lake Garda.
Its most prominent landmark is the Castello Scaligero, which has 13th-century fortifications and ...
show more an older medieval tower. Remnants of an Etruscan tomb have been found within the castle walls. The castle was fortified by the della Scala family who ruled the region throughout the 13th century.
Other sights include the pieve of St. Stephen (8th century), the church of Santa Maria di Navene (11th century)
In 1786, Goethe was questioned by the local magistrate on suspicion of being a spy while drawing sketches of the castle. The German writer recalled the incident in his report about the Italian Journey.
Interesting the peal of 5 bells of the parish of Cassone and the windmill.
Behind Malcesine rises the 2218 metres high Monte Baldo. A cable car with rotating cabins takes passengers to 1750 metres above sea level. From there the highest point can be accessed by walking a few kilometres to the south along the ridge.
Vacation in a holiday home at Lake Garda
Planning a holiday home vacation is not always easy, especially if you want to please the whole family, but in Lake Garda you can find fun for everyone. Located in northern Italy, Lake Garda is one of the biggest in the country and offers all kinds of activities on an outdoor holiday.
Water sports & hiking around Lake Garda
In summer, the region has many holiday homes which cater to aquatic sport lovers. Windsurfing and sailing are very popular in Lake Garda because the area has constant wind, perfect for this kind of sport. Book holiday apartments and homes along the lake's shores, where there is also a windsurfing centre which offers courses for people of all ages. Want to explore the mountains? There are several hiking trails and bike routes located near the holiday houses in Lake Garda. Holiday rentals located in the mountains near Lake Garda offer rest and relaxation in idyllic nature.
Cultural sights & Exploring Lake Garda with children
Looking for more quiet, cultural sightseeing? The surrounding region features several medieval villages, with Veronese and Venetian castles. Visit Palazzo Bettoni or Vittoriale degli Italiani for outstanding historical sights. Holiday apartments near these beautiful places are ideal for those who want to take in all the historical sights.
Another beautiful area where one can rent holiday houses is near Parco Natura Viva, a spectacular zoo park with car safaris. Kids will also love the cable cars which offer breathtaking views. Little gladiators will enjoy the well-preserved Roman Arena in Verona. To sum up, holiday houses in Lake Garda provide fun for the whole family. Holiday rentals offer a more leisurely way to travel, provide all the comfort of a home and perfect for getting to know this scenic region!