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Popular places to visit in Malcesine

Popular places to visit in Malcesine

Malcesine is situated towards the Eastern side of Lake Gada in Italy. This area is particularly popular with tourists due to the fact that it is mountainous, its s attractive scenery and its architecture. In fact Malcesine has been incredibly popular with writers and artists over the years as a source of inspiration for their work. Below we share the most popular places to visit in Malcesine.
 

  • Malcesine's Scaliger Castle
    The castle is a major landmark in the city and is used on various tourist souvenirs. You can book guided tours around the castle as well as enjoying wine tasting events.
     
  • Palazzo dei Capitani
    This was built in the 13th Century on top of a Roman settlement. Today as you enter the Palazzo, you can marvel at a stunning painting of a winged lion of Saint Mark that adorns the ceiling. In the summer months there is an outside cafe for you to enjoy along with picturesque gardens.
     
  • Cable car ride to Monte Baldo
    Many tourists decide to take a cable ride in order to reach the top of Monte Baldo and to enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views that it offers. There are even dedicated cable cars if you are riding a bike.
     
  • The Lakeside promenade
    This area is perfect for a quiet stroll with many spots along the way dedicated to sunbathing, you can even hire a sun lounger. There are also many cafes and quaint little shops for you to enjoy.
     
  • The town squares
    The town features three main squares where you can sit and relax while enjoying a drink or light bite to eat. They are the Piazza Turazza, Piazza Cavour and Piazza Vittorio Emanuele. Sometimes you can even enjoy live music.
     
  • Cassona
    This pretty little harbour offers a small museum that is free to visit and a small coffee bar. If you love photography, then this harbour offers the perfect opportunity to take stunning photographs.
     
  • Elalpaca
    This nature reserve is situated on the top of Monte Baldo, where you are able to see Alpacas roaming free in their natural environment. There is even a little shed that sells hats, scarves and socks made from Alpaca wool.
  • Antica Pieve di Santo Stefano
    This small church offers free entry to those who pass by. It is very welcoming and is packed with lots of local information, so ideal if you are new to the area. Well worth a visit.