Malcesine – Lake Garda – Italy

Malcesine – Lake Garda

Transfer time – 1 hour 45 minutes

Malcesine is the one resort on Lake Garda where you get to experience everything great about Italy; this ancient Town nestles on the eastern shore of Lake Garda at the foothills of the Monte Baldo. The views are wonderful, green lush vegetation, olive trees and tumbling white washed buildings. Once a sleepy fishing village, Malcesine is now a firm favourite with the British tourists who want to see Italy in its truest form.

The village centre is pedestrianised with winding, cobbled streets leading all the way down to the harbour. The centre piece of the village is the stunning 13th century castle which towers about the lake and was built on a rock face, all very dramatic! Many people choose this church to be married in, its setting and scenery are all wonderful backdrops for those all important wedding photos and the weather is perfect too, what more do you need?

There are many activities to do whilst holidaying in Malcesine, all depending how adventurous you are feeling. If you wish to relax by day, there are some beautiful places to sit out and enjoy the summer sunshine, the harbour is particularly popular where you can grab a coffee or an ice cream and just sit and watch the world go by. Maybe you want to see more of Lake Garda, well you can ferry hop between resorts and explore the lake this way, and if you feel energetic, you could always take a walk between the neighbouring villages, although hilly in parts, the scenery more than makes up for it. The water sports and walking enthusiasts have more than their fair share of activities, and you can combine the two in most cases, for example, you can windsurf on the morning and mountain bike all afternoon. Malcesine has one of the more dramatic of bike rides, you take the cable car up to the peaks over 1760 metres high and either take the 6 hour ride back to the resort or the more extreme take the direct route straight down.

If sight seeing is you thing, you could always enjoy some of Italy’s finest cities, Verona is little under 2 hours away where you can take in the Opera, historical Roman Arena or some of Italy’s finest shops and boutiques, or maybe you fancy the romantic city of Venice, cruising along the canal streets, and walking around St Marks square. There is a half day tour to the local vine yards where you and sample some of Italy’s finest wines and champagnes. There is something for everyone here in this classic little Italian village, a bustling resort with something new at every turn.

Joanna Baker

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23 years and counting which included 2 years YTS with Team Travel, 3 years in Crete as a rep for LTS/Sunworld. 11 years in Lincoln/TUI (6 years self-employed), 8 years with Low Cost Sunshine

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