Malcesine on Lake Garda

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Malcesine and the castle on Lake Garda © Ciccius 88

Malcesine and the castle on Lake Garda © Ciccius 88

Malcesine is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120 km northwest of Venice and about 40 km northwest of Verona. Malcesine lies on the shores of Lake Garda.

Its most prominent landmark is the Castello Scaligero, which has 13th-century fortifications and an older medieval tower. Remnants of an Etruscan tomb have been found within the castle walls. The castle was fortified by the della Scala family who ruled the region throughout the 13th century.

South part of Malcesine Harbour © Ezeew/cc-by-sa-3.0 North part of Malcesine Harbour © Ezeew/cc-by-sa-3.0 View on Lake Garda © Markus Bernet/cc-by-sa-3.0 Scaliger Castle © Pe-sa/cc-by-3.0 Malcesine Panorama © Alessandro Vecchi/cc-by-sa-3.0 Malcesine and the castle on Lake Garda © Ciccius 88
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South part of Malcesine Harbour © Ezeew/cc-by-sa-3.0
In 1786, Goethe was questioned by the local magistrate on suspicion of being a spy while drawing sketches of the castle. The German writer recalled the incident in his report about the Italian Journey.

Behind Malcesine rises the 2218 metres high Monte Baldo. A cable car with rotating cabins takes passengers to 1750 metres above sea level. From there the highest point can be accessed by walking a few kilometres to the south along the ridge.

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