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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  • Very beautiful castle located directly on Lake Garda. Admission, 6 euros. We visited the castle, after we were on Monte Baldo. 
    Very beautiful castle located directly on Lake Garda. Admission, 6 euros. We visited the castle, after we were on Monte Baldo.  more »
  • What a fantastic castle with so many bits to climb and interesting rooms and artefacts. The 110 plus steps to the top of the tower on their own are interesting with some steep bits towards the top... 
    What a fantastic castle with so many bits to climb and interesting rooms and artefacts. The 110 plus steps to the top of the tower on their own are interesting with some steep bits towards the top...  more »
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  • Awesome view, impressive Castello. A lot to see & learn at the exhibition.
  • Absolutely a visit worth. Take some time if you are interessted into the history there are well done videos presented inside worth watching. Also you can walk around the whole are & up on the tower where you have a really nice view around. Beside this, a toilet is also available...

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