The last town in the province of Verona and Veneto is Malcesine, the pearl of Lake Garda. Built around the Scaligeri Castle and the Capitani Palace, it is undoubtedly the queen of the north, with a unique charm characterized by typical alleys, small beaches and the protection of Baldo Mount.
The area offers the possibility to practice many sporting activities, such as sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, paragliding, tennis, mountain biking, and alpine excursions. In fact, you can take the cableway that leads from the village up to Baldo Mount, at 1760 meters, from where you can take walks and high-altitude trails.
The Scaligeri Castle was a strategic stronghold and an important observation point for the control of the waters of Lake Garda and the surrounding area. The first fortress was built in the Lombard period, which was destroyed by the Franks around 590, who then rebuilt it around 806. After the invasions of the Hungarians, it became part of the Veronese episcopal fiefdoms, until 1277 which became the domain of Alberto della Scala, who restructured it by building the Scaligeri Castle.
Today it appears as a small and elegant white fortress, which extends over various levels, with courtyards, stairs, walkways protected by battlements and drawbridges. From its irregular pentagonal main tower, 70 meters high from the lake level, you can admire a splendid panorama of the green hills covered with trees and cypresses. Inside we find the Natural History Museum divided into two sections, one dedicated to Baldo mount, the other to Lake Garda.
In the old powder magazine we find the images that Johann Wolfgang von Goethe outlined in his "Journey to Italy". In short, visiting the Scaligeri Castle means immersing yourself in an interesting journey between art and culture, where the Middle Ages, literature, art and history of the area are perfectly integrated.
- Info Scaligero Castle
- Place: Malcesine - Verona
- Address: via Castello
- Phone: 045 6570333
- Summer Timetable: from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
- Winter Timetable: from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
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