Dominated by its elegant castle, Malcesine is an enchanting village that offers unforgettable panoramic views. A romantic hamlet, lying on the eastern shore of Lake Garda - better known as the "Riviera of Olives" thanks to the abundance of these centuries-old trees that can be seen almost everywhere – inspiring famous personalities of the past, such as Goethe who stayed there while he was in Italy. The medieval alleys that lead up to the Scaligero Castle, the lakeside lined with shops and restaurants and the magical atmosphere that one can sense in the air during every season, continue to fascinate thousands of tourists who choose Malcesine as a holiday resort every year. Considered to be the "pearl of the lake", this Veronese village is located in an ideal position that can satisfy a wide variety of requirements. Built between 1277 and 1387, the Castle is clearly visible because it stands on a rocky spur with its tall tower. Today it houses an interesting Natural History Museum with numerous geological and botanical finds pertaining to Mount Baldo and the Garda area. Taking the modern Malcesine Monte Baldo cable car with its rotating panoramic cabins is an excellent way for visitors to enjoy breathtaking views of the Lake area from a height. The young and old enjoy the ski slopes of various levels during the winter season, but the Lake is dotted with the colourful sails of sailing boats, and also kite and windsurfers during the summer. The dirt tracks of the hinterland become a destination for hikers and mountain bikers during any season of the year.