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Located in a scenic setting on the eastern shore of Lake Garda, with the slopes of Monte Baldo as its backdrop, Malcesine is an invigorating and picturesque resort. Watersports and windsurfing are among the attractions here along with the challenging hiking and bike trails up the mountain. Malcesine has a compact and stylish old town overlooked by a dramatic 13th century castle and offers an enticing base for any travellers who enjoy spectacular scenery and sporting activities., among the world's leading online accommodation specialists, features a great choice of Malcesine hotels and can offer the best value rooms in the town, regardless of your budget or preferences. Book your Malcesine accommodation in advance and look forward to a hassle free arrival at Lake Garda.

What's Malcesine Like?

Facing Lake Garda, with the massive ridge of Monte Baldo behind, Malcesine has an unrivalled setting and offers attractions that appeal to active visitors or casual sightseers alike. The most prominent attraction in the elegant old town is the 13th century turreted Castello Scaligero, housing interesting museums devoted to natural history and the German writer Goethe, who was briefly imprisoned here. The Palazzo dei Capitani on the harbour front is a grand 15th century building, once the seat of the town's Venetian rulers. Many visitors are attracted by the opportunities for windsurfing, hiking or mountain biking. There is a funicular service ascending Monte Baldo, and it is possible to take bikes up this way and descend on the steep trails. Walkers will find a network of trails of varying degrees of difficulty, all offering spectacular views over the lake. From the quayside, regular ferries connect Malcesine with Limone, Riva del Garda and Torbole, allowing for scenic excursions on the water. Malcesine hotels offer a great location for exploring the numerous attractions of Lake Garda.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Malcesine

Malcesine is used to English speaking visitors and there should not be any major language difficulties in the town. Day tickets on the ferries are an economical way of enjoying a cruise. Private companies offer excursions, but it's wise to compare prices with the ferry tariff first. As elsewhere in northern Italy, locals tend to dress well to eat out, so it's worth changing out of the hiking outfit before dinner. International food is common in Malcesine, but it's possible to find small restaurants offering local lake fish dishes. provides certified guest reviews, informative photos, sample room details and interactive maps showing the major attractions to help you decide on your ideal option from our range of Malcesine hotels.