Scaliger Castle in Malcesine, Malcesine

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Time seems to stand still at Scaliger Castle in 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 Scaliger Castle in Malcesine by using our Malcesine day trip site.
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  • I was by myself and enjoyed reading about everything within the castle, the Lake Garda museum with its description on plant life, fish, explorers and the winds. The other little museum which talks...  more »
  • The castle has several different interesting exhibitions. Very informative about lake Garda natural habitat and history. Beautiful view over the lake. Nice display with family pictures from the past.....  more »
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  • Excellent castle in the heart of the town. Very reasonably priced to get in (€6 per adult). Lots of exhibits which have English translations including the history of the lake and castle and the wildlife of the lake. If you have the energy you can climb the bell tower and the views are spectacular from up there. Overall essential visiting if you are in the town!
  • Definitely worth the €6 price tag, the views are amazing! Thoroughly recommend the climb to the top of the tower but not recommended for those with mobility issues as some of the stairs are very awkward. Great little section on Goethe which was an added bonus.

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