Malcesine is considered one of the smartest and most sophisticated tourist resorts on Lake Garda. Situated on the most northern point of the Olive Riviera among the widespread olive groves, studded with beaches and attractive bays, it is the ideal choice for family holidays, and the more energetic can enjoy long walks along the lakeside to the nearby towns.
Malcesine is a paradise for lovers of sailing, windsurf, hang-gliding, mountain bike and tennis. The town stands at the foot of Mount Baldo, and the panoramic rotary cable car travels up to Tratto Spino (1,790 m asl), the ideal starting point for wonderful invigorating hikes or bike rides, while in the winter, the chair lift and six ski lifts serve more than 11 km of slopes.
The ancient, picturesque hamlet is gathered around a cliff where the magnificent medieval castle stands sheer above the sea. The hamlet is framed by Palazzo dei Capitani, where numerous events are organised, the characteristic small harbour, the squares, bars and typical restaurants.
The ferry service from Malcesine port runs to other famous locations on Lake Garda, while the nearby Affi and Rovereto motorway junctions make Malcesine and other tourist locations easy to reach. The Verona international airport is just 60 km away.