Nestling beside the eastern shore of Lake Garda in Veneto region of Italy is the beautiful town of Malcesine. It becomes a rather popular vacation destination in the summer months with locals from surrounding regions as well as tourists from all over the world trickling into the picturesque commune.
Many people who are hydrophobic, prone to sea-sickness, or simply do not enjoy proximity to water-bodies usually avoid lake and river-side towns like Malcesine. However, this unique community provides several other options for tourist activity, which are completely devoid of waterworks. Such people and others as well can get a car for hire in Malcesine and explore nearby cities such as Venice and Verona on day trips. They can also go to the other resort towns of the region like Limone sul Garda , Torbole, and Riva del Garda . In short, there is much besides the lake to keep one entertained in Malcesine.
While most tourists visit the town for enjoying the sun in the summertime and experiencing firsthand, the many wonders that nature has gathered here. Malcesine is popular because it is an extremely romantic town as well. It is very alluring, from the seductive silver lake-water in the pale moonlight to the numerous B&B’s that dot the town. Also, a village called Cassone, which incidentally is also home to the world’s shortest river, is just an hour’s walk or a 20-minute drive if one does hire a car in Malcesine. This walk/drive passes through the extremely romantic Val di Sogno or ‘Valley of Dreams’ that has many private villas and hotels as well as a very exclusive waters-sports station and sunbathing-spot. Very dreamy indeed!
Like all tourist spots, Malcesine has some landmark sites as well, which are definitely worth visiting. Even if you are here on a very short stay, get a car for rent in Malcesine and see the historic castle, Castello Scaligero, and the fifteenth-century building, Palazzo dei Capitani. Moreover, go on a cable car to the mountain-ridge behind the town called Monte Baldo. This excursion is full of beautiful views, beautiful walks, and tranquil leisure. Do sample the unique foods that are served in the cafes and restaurants here, especially the ice-cream concoctions that are very famous.
Malcesine is a lovely, peaceful township that has great potential for a memorable summer holiday or short winter trip. Moreover, since cars are available for hire here at very competitive rates, one can explore the town with much leisure and ease with a car at hand. So, chalk out a plan and make the bookings as soon as possible!
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