Malcesine has a magical appeal to everyone who discovers it, as a truly timeless destination, it continues to impress even regular guests. Around the towering Scaliger Castle and the historic Palace of the Captains, the quaint village preserves its medieval origins and gives the feeling of living in those days, walking down charming cobblestone streets, falling in love with it just as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe did in 1786, describing Malcesine in his "Travels in Europe."
The fashionable shops and modern accommodations bring us back to the present day, and the resort area offers a vast array of opportunities for active holidays. Malcesine a place full of contrasts, ranging from Mediterranean landscapes with olive groves, giving us a delicate olive oil, to the alpine setting with the peaks of Mount Baldo as a backdrop. This area is known as "the botanic garden of Europe" for its rich flora, and you can reach the top of Mount Baldo in minutes thanks to its innovative rotating cable car offering breathtaking views.
The climate is temperate and mild so you can take beautiful walks in the hills and mountains throughout the year. Lovers of water sports can enjoy a wide variety of activities, such as sailing, water skiing, windsurfing and kitesurfing. On the peaks of Mount Baldo, snow conditions permitting, you can have the experience of skiing with a view of the lake, with 12 km of spectacular slopes, trendy ski lodges, a new snow park and a designated area for the youngest skiers.
For the more adventurous and thrill-seekers: try paragliding from the summit of Mount Baldo, then glide down to the lakeshore. Events throughout the year, and especially during the summer season, offer tourists a fun-filled holiday.