10 Things to Do in Malcesine That You Shouldn't Miss

January 25, 2018 Oliva Fomby

Yet another lovely old town on Lake Garda, Malcesine is an elegant resort at the base of Castello Scaligero. Enjoy a leisurely day of shopping in town (making sure to stop at an outdoor café with a lake view), or if you’re getting restless, take a cable car to Monte Baldo for skiing in winter or challenging hiking in summer.
Restaurants in Malcesine

1. SKYclimber

Via Dalco 3 | Tremosine sul Garda, 25010 Voltino, Tremosine, Italy
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5 based on 309 reviews

SKYclimber

SKYclimber, the outdoor fun specialists - since 2003 we are the guarantor for safe outdoor fun here at northern Lake Garda. While Canyoning, Iron Paths (Via Ferrata) and Mountainbike all our young and young at heart experience fascinating tours and unforgettable adventures. Small group sizes and best educated, English-speaking Guides take care for your unique experience and your sense of wellbeing. Most welcome are children, starting with age of 6 - special family-tours and a playful kind of guiding are focused on the requirements of our youngest Guests. Also Guests with extremely pronounced fear or disabilities are very welcome: our "tours of challenges" you can experience impressing tours and, maybe, you are able to wide your own limits! In Tourprice included is always the rental of the total safety-equipment. Only your personal items, like sport-cloths, swimsuit or shoes have to be brought. Particularly our picture-service, free of charge, enjoys great popularity: during the Canyoningtour we bring a waterproof camera - al pictures will be provided later on as download link. We are looking forward to show you, away from the mainstream of tourists, our wonderful Lake Garda!

Reviewed By Davina R

We visited Lake Garda with our 12 year old son who is very lively and thought canyoning looked like a good option for the afternoon. I booked over the phone whilst on holiday on the Monday for the Wednesday afternoon and everything went like clockwork. Our guide Adi was fab. We chose the 'Grumpenfieber' which was just right for a 42, 43 and 12 year old. The canyoning was superb, set in stunning surroundings. You do need a certain level of fitness as the walk up to the start is fairly challenging in a 5mm wetsuit, but well worth it. We all agreed it was the best thing we did on our holiday and worth the money. If you fancy doing something a bit different definitely give it a go.

2. Wind Riders

Via Quattro Novembre 3 | On the beach of hotel Leonardo Da Vinci, 25010 Limone sul Garda, Italy
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5 based on 104 reviews

Wind Riders

Wind Riders is a pasionate kitesurf school based in Limone, Lake Garda, Italy. Our team stands for fun, safety and quality. All our instructors and assistants are IKO and Wind Riders trained. Every year we improve our services with the latest material and teaching techniques available. We all love the water, the wind and the feeling kitesurfing gives us. We are looking forward to share it with you!

Reviewed By JamesSurf - nr Geneva

Hard working, friendly and dedicated team. First class North equipment (boards & kites). They take you upwind in the lake so that even if you drift downwind you are re-assured that you are drifting back towards the start and not away!
The wind in Garda is like clockwork and the kiting is superb.
Morning sessions start at 6:45 and you are on the water early with a big session generally on 9m kites. Launching from a boat is far easier that i expected.
We were with Nico who was really cool and laid back & great company.
Only negative point was that at one point the boss (Robbie) lost his temper because our instructor forgot the pump and he shouted at the crew saying 'you fxxxed up - cancel the session and reimburse the clients'. Wasnt a very constructive attitude, but perhaps it was just the early morning start. Fortunately a solution was found, our session wasnt cancelled and indeed we returned for a second amazing session.

3. Il Santuario di Montecastello

Sp 38, Tignale, Italy +39 0365 73019
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4.5 based on 165 reviews

Il Santuario di Montecastello

Reviewed By Phil570 - Bolton, United Kingdom

You can drive up to Montecastello but we decided to walk . There is a little sanctuary at the bottom of the hill with a beautiful painting. Then as you begin the walk uphill there are the shrines depicting the Mysteries of the Rosary.The staircase to the sanctuary was constructed in 1599.You can go behind the altar to see frescoes etc . There is a cafe just before the entrance as you will need a drink once you reach the sanctuary.

4. Strada della Forra

Tremosine, Tremosine, Italy
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5 based on 755 reviews

Strada della Forra

Reviewed By johnStaBarbara - sta barbara

We absolutely love this narrow road up to the village of pieve overlooking the lake. It looks scary but is perfectly safe and is as impressive as the amalfi drive. In fact they've taken a lot of the hair raising aspect out of this road with new tunnels and traffic lights. You should have seen it 30 years ago!

5. La Limonaia del Castel

Via Quattro Novembre 25, 25010 Limone sul Garda, Italy +39 0365 954008
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La Limonaia del Castel

Opened from 24.03.2018 to 18.05.2018 from 10:00 to 18:00 Opened from 19.05.2018 to 15.09.2018 from 10:00 to 22:00 Opened from 16.09.2018 to 31.10.2018 from 10:00 to 18:00

Reviewed By Craicup - London, United Kingdom

Just got off the boat from Malcesine and wandered through the narrow streets when I saw a sign and followed up the hill. Really worth a visit for a few Euro to this renovated Lemon tree Terrace 'farm.' Let's you in on a few secrets and info on the surrounding architecture with super views. Had a really nice atmosphere and escape the crowds in the own centre.

6. Castello Scaligero

Via Castello 1, 37018, Malcesine, Italy +39 045 657 0333
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Castello Scaligero

Reviewed By sandiablonde - Edgewood, New Mexico

Malcesine is a wonderful little town on the shores of Lake Garda in Northern Italy. The castle sits on a craggy prominence and one can get a good view of the lake from the top of the tower. The entree fee wasn't bad and you get to wander all around the place. The first castle built here was in the late 700s as part of Charlemagne's empire but there is an archeo dig going on just behind the castle that appears to be from the earlier Roman times. If you are in the area, you should go visit it and spend some time in the town. Several good restaurants.

7. Museum of Tourism

Via Monsignor Daniele Comboni 3, 25010 Limone sul Garda, Italy +39 0365 954008
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4.5 based on 136 reviews

Museum of Tourism

Reviewed By KFitzsimons - Manchester, United Kingdom

It's free and it's really nice to learn some of the history of Limone. Lovely to see how the hotels and buildings of Limone are constructed from the old citrus greenhouses left behind after the industry declined. Loads of history in three languages - English, German and Italian. Doesn't take long but well worth a visit.

8. Val di Sogno

37018, Malcesine, Italy
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Val di Sogno

Reviewed By queencharlie - London, United Kingdom

Nice walk alongside the lake with a few little bats and cafes.Great place to take a dip in the lake but remember your reef shoes as all of Garda Beaches are pebbles.The lake was not as cold as I expected infact it was really refreshing and clear.a few cafes rent out sun beds or there is a grass verge where you can simply put your towel down and enjoy the view.

9. Chiesa di San Benedetto

Via Fontana 19, 25010 Limone sul Garda, Italy +39 0365 954017
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4.5 based on 51 reviews

Chiesa di San Benedetto

Reviewed By Harrison_F_Carter

Really scenic town - one of the nicest. The backdrop of the mountainside makes for some really dramatic sights. Some really nice places to sit and have a drink / bite to eat. Nice for an afternoon. By evening - it is in the shade.

10. Monte Baldo

37018, Malcesine, Italy +39 045 740 0206
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Monte Baldo

Reviewed By Steven V - Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Great views or at least i would guess they are if not for the clouds.
There were no queues when we went up the lift but it was the end of season and the weather wasn't great.
I would love to go back up when the weather is better.

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