Malcesine presents itself to its visitors as a PICTURESQUE TOWN with a great ambiance. The small town is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful spots on Lake Garda and at the same time also the focus of the summer tourism.  

Malcesine is located at the foot of the majestic MONTE BALDO mountain range amid olive groves and offers a beautiful historic old town and a magnificent Scaliger Castle. 

the castle

The structure of the castle dates back to the 13th century, many noble families followed in the domination of this area: first of all, Malcesine saw the Scaliger’s supremacy, which was succeeded by the Austrians. Then there was the domination of the Visconti, and then of the Carrara family.
In conclusion, the Republic of Venice ruled the area for a long period of time, 450 years, during which the population enjoyed remarkable wealth, then the dominion fell in the hands of the Austrians until mid ‘800s.The castle is subdivided in lower and upper palace, and the walls hide three internal courtyards.

Precious naturalist collections and antiques are preserved inside the museum located in the halls of the castle.


It has been quiet some time, that the Municipality of Malcesine has been offering the possibility to celebrate civil weddings in the halls of the Scaliger Castle.An opportunity that cannot be missed, to make the most important day in a couple’s life, even more unforgettable: a prestigious setting for an original and refined wedding.

The ceremony can be celebrated in different environments, according to the needs of the spouses:

- two halls within the walls;

- the Labia Hall;

- the Hall inside the building of the former barracks;

The halls offer an elegant context for intimate and suggestive celebrations.

Outdoors, a marvellous terrace with view on the lake can host until eighty guests, while our Ambienthotels Luna Rossa, PrimaLuna and Spiaggia can accommodate the bridal couple and their guests for an unforgettable holiday.