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Vecchia Malcesine

The lake views from the terrace at hillside Vecchia Malcesine do their best to upstage the food. But the Michelin-starred menu wins; its exquisitely presented, creative dishes might include trout with horseradish, s…
Castle in Malcesine

Castello Scaligero

From Via Capitanato winding lanes lead to the chalky-white Castello Scaligero. This late-6th-century fortress was built by the Franks and consolidated by the Della Scala family, who ruled Malcesine between 1277 and …
Barbecue in Malcesine

Speck Stube

Catering for northern European tourists, the specialities at this family-friendly place 2.5km north of Malcesine are wood-roast chickens, sausages and pork on the bone. Help yourself to hearty portions and mugs of b…
Antiques in Malcesine

Al Osteria Baccalà

A rare Italian junk shop and real Aladdin's cave selling everything from 1990s Nokia phones and art-deco lampshades to 1970s stuffed toys and defunct Italian number plates. One wall of the shop is formed by the AD 5…
Palace in Malcesine

Palazzo dei Capitani

This palace was home to Malcesine's governor when it was ruled by the Republic of Venice, largely between 1405 and 1797. A single, large hall leads onto a secluded waterfront terrace through an archway that frames a…