From ancient times, poets, writers and artists of all nationalities have deemed Lake Garda as one of the most beautiful places they had ever seen. Many spent summers here writing or painting and it became a firm fixture on aristocrats 'Grand Tour' of Europe. As such, it became synonymous with romance, exclusivity and culture.
Today it is famed for not just for its breathtaking scenery but also its elegant boutiques, amazing dining scene and fashionable visitor
s. It is a haven for sports lovers, thanks to the excellent range of watersports on the lake and hiking or biking in the surrounding mountains.Malcesine
Malcesine’s pedestrianised cobbled streets
lead up from the lakeside, past shops, cafés and shady squares to the 13th Century castle
which towers above the lake on a sheer rock face.
The Saturday market
is a highlight of all Malcesine holidays and is not to be missed. The excellent ferry service makes Riva and Limone easily accessible too. The long promenade leads out from the resort's southern end past shingle beaches to lovely Val di Sogno, an idyllic spot for lake bathing and water sports.
Take the cable car to the top of Monte Baldo
behind Malcesine. Here you will enjoy superb views, an abundance of walks and beautiful nature. With so much variety, Malcesine, Italy is an ideal holiday choice.
Or, for a trip to remember, you could travel to the spectacular Verona Opera.