Castello Scaligero di Malcesine, Malcesine

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Time seems to stand still at Castello Scaligero di Malcesine, a medieval structure with winding battlements and a tower overlooking Lake Garda. It is believed that a fortification of some sort has existed on this site since as early as the fifth century, but most of the structures visible today were added in the 13th century by the della Scala family, rulers of Verona. During that time the structure was fortified and became an important part of the region’s defensive system. Since 1902 the castle has been a national monument, and today it contains a small museum on the natural history of Lake Garda. Climb the tower for sweeping views of the lake and the town, but be careful of the clock bell, which chimes earsplittingly on the hour. Guided tours can be pre-booked by telephone. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Castello Scaligero di Malcesine by using our Malcesine day trip site .
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  • Personally I always tend to museums of this type snubbing them, but this little castle is well worth a visit, €5 spent great inside you will not find only the story of Malcesine, but a large part of the tradition and history of Verona. It features many interactive areas super recommended for families with children to entertain them learning, perfect for weddings and icing on the cake you climb up on the roof of the tower to enjoy a breathtaking view over the beautiful medieval village surrounding the Castle
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  • Please dont spend the money on going to this 'operetta'!!!! Its so much worse than an amateur performance at home....seriously!!!!!. Theres no backdrop or change of scenery.....just a plain tarpaulin ...  more »
  • Nice place to wander around, with good views across the lake from the top of the tower. Little museum inside about the wildlife and history.  more »
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  • Well worth a trip to see, you can go right to the top of the bell tower, the views from which are stunning. The bell was cast in the 1500's and remains in place today. Lots of other factual information on the castles history is present within, makes for an interesting few hours.
  • Very nice castle to visit. From the top of the tower you heve a nice view over the Malcesine town.
  • Very interesting! Lots of museums. Beautiful view from the top and great coty to walk in.
  • Such nicely kept grounds. Walk up all the way to the top of the tower for a wonderful view of lake Garda and adjacent town. Build up your appetite while exploring the museum grounds and castle walls. Plenty of picture opportunity throughout the grounds. The stairs leading up to the tower can be a little cramped by space and other climbers. Keep that in mind and you'll be just fine.
  • A lovely castle built on a cliff outcrop on the lakeshore a fairy tale which hosts many weddings. A great place for fine views of the lake & mountain backdrop. Some lovely old frescos & a nice natural history museum. Quite a few steps & inclines so may be unsuitable for the elderly & people with mobility issues. Fantastic views from the tower roof in all directions. A must see when visiting this nice town

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