Friday 15th June 2012 - Married for 2628 days

Things To Do And See

Thinking of venturing out and seeing some the local sights and sounds of Lake Garda ?

Malcesine is made up of winding cobbled streets which are car free, explore the medieval town, with its hustle and bustle of bars, restaurants and shops.

There is a great Tourist Information Centre in the middle of Malcesine, which has just about everything you need, but here are some ideas and highlights.


The best way to get around the Lake is by Boat, they are very reliable, and a great way to see the local towns, shoreline, and how the rich live!  prices start from 2euros, for a single trip, and the lake top to bottom is about 15euros each way, you can just hop on and off the boat, at any time.  Every little town is worth seeing, all have their unique style, piazzas, and ice cream parlours to laze away the day. Every town has it's own market day selling food, leather goods, italian shoes, local olive oil and cheeses.


Even cheaper is the local tourist buses, less than 1euro each way they are frequent, and reliable, but not as pretty as the boats !.

Malcesine Castle 

Of course the highlight of Malcesine is the Castle, we ask our guests not to visit until after the wedding ! - for 2 reasons, 1. you have to pay to get in !, (but not for the wedding) 2. you will have time on the day to have a good look round whilst sipping your champagne.

Wine Tasting

Lake Garda is famous for it's vineyards, there are numerous Winery's to visit, but the most famous is Bardolino, it takes about 1 1/2hrs on the boat from Malcesine to Bardolino, but well worth a visit, Bardolino is a beautiful little town with it's own Tasting house. Garda is the largest town 1hr 15mins by boat, and is also renowned for it's wine. Not that adventurous? take an organised trip.

Mount Baldo

Malcesine converts into a ski resort in the winter, worth taking the Cable Car up the mountain and marvelling at Mount Baldo and the surrounding scenary, take a walk down a red run ! - and see the local cows grazing on the top of the mountain, there are a couple of restaurants at the top, and for those more adventurous, take a picnic and go for a hike.

Organised Tours (either through your hotel or Tourist Information Centre)


Sports opportunities


Jump, slide and swim in a prehistoric landscape of canyons and carved stones: a unique water experience!


Discover the area of Lake Garda on two wheels pedalling through wonderful paths and breathtaking views. Different skill levels.


The area of Northern Lake Garda, especially the resorts of Arco and Nago, is known worldwide for its beautiful white cliffs and calcareous stone. Get a fun introduction or

simply improve your technique in the vertical world.


Torbole, Riva and Malcesine are top destinations for surf lovers: so, if you want to get to know the world of water and wind this is the perfect opportunity!


If you feel stuffed after a whole day of culinary treats and wedding cakes why not take a hike around the area with an expert guide who can show you and explain the secrets of Lake Garda and its surroundings? You won’t be disappointed!

Things for the kids to do (but just as good for Adults !)

Lake Garda hosts some of the biggest amusement parks in Italy. Here’s a list of the most famous ones. Please note that the entrance tickets to the parks must be purchased individually.

Gardaland: Italy’s nr. 1 amusement park. Pure fun for adults and children alike.

Canevaworld: a big, multi-theme amusement park including Movieland Studios, Aquaparadise and Medieval Times.

Parco Natura Viva: a modern zoological garden which is also an important centre for the protection of endangered species.

Jungle Adventure Park: an aerial park entirely built on trees with rope bridges, funiculars and swinging structures. Be Tarzan once in your life.