Castello Scaligero

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37018 Malcesine, Malcesine, Italy - +39 045 6570333
Castello Scaligero - View at the Garda lake shore on which the castle is set.
Castello Scaligero - Malcesine and the castle
Castello Scaligero - the view on the Garda lake
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Castello Scaligero Malcesine Reviews

Maurizioago Maurizio…
574 reviews
The castle. Jan 22, 2017
The castle was probably built by the Longobards around 500 A. C. on a previous fortification. In 590 it was destroyed by the Franks. They rebuilt it in 806. It was occupied by the della Scala family from 1277 to 1378. Later the Visconti from Milan and the Republic of Venice hold it. Then it was in the hands of the French and the Austrians. During the period of Austrian rule, which ended in 1866, major renovation work took place inside the castle.

Today the castle contains a museum of natural history of Lake Garda and Monte Baldo. One room in the Austrian powder room is dedicated to Goethe and his visit to the town in 1786. Here you can see several pictures of his drawings and notes.

The castle has also a tower. You can climb it to its top and enjoy a beautiful landscape over the town.

Part of the castle is used for various entertainments and for temporary exibitions.
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marcelina1985 marcelin…
15 reviews
The Scaligero castle in Malcesine Jul 13, 2010
It is common to hear the name "Scaligero" when visiting antiques of northern Italy.

One of the places where we can hear it is Malcesine - beautiful small town that lies on the shores of Garda Lake.

The original date of building the castle is not known. One thing is known it's the name of the castle.

"Scaligero" was the name of the noble family that dominated the region of Verona and Garda lake in the XIII century.

What to see when visiting castle:

- really cool exhibition about the history of the fishing on Garda lake

- small exhibition about history of Garda lake and Monte Baldo pick

- Gothe arts exhibition (he dedicated a few of his works to Malcesine )

- main tower of the castle from which there is a beautiful view on the lake


- when entering the castle we have to pay for the tickets (off course there are some discounts for children)

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View at the Garda lake shore on wh…
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marcelina1985 says:
You're welcome :)
Posted on: Mar 15, 2011
Eric says:
Thanks for sharing!
Posted on: Mar 15, 2011
adrianschori adriansc…
2 reviews
Jul 17, 2007
If you have some time left, you should visit this castle. In the 12th century it was built on a rock in the middle of the village Malcesine. Inside of the castle there is a exhibition of different interesting things about the east coast of the lake. There is also a room dedicated to Johann Wolfgang Goethe, who stayed at the Garda Lake for some days.
Castello Scaligero
the view on the Garda lake
Malcesine and the castle

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