Malcesine is one of Lake Garda’s more popular resorts, so a holiday here in June is a brilliant choice if you want to experience it before it gets busier during school holidays. The great thing about Malcesine is that there’s something to do here whether you prefer an action packed holiday, sightseeing, culture and local history or lazy days in the sunshine. It’s one of the lake’s top resorts for good reason!
Malcesine is great for walking and cycling as well as climbing, sailing and windsurfing. As well as some lovely routes among the olive groves, a popular thing to do in Malcesine if you like hiking or mountain biking is to take the cable car up to Monte Baldo. Even though Malcesine is warm in June, it can get quite cold up on the mountain so make sure you pack an extra layer, as well as a camera, as the views are spectacular and you may want to spend a while up there.
There’s a lot to see in Malcesine and midday is a great time to visit the attractions, when you can avoid the hottest temperatures. Malcesine’s famous castle is a must-visit and has a great natural history museum which, along with the Cassone museum, can enthral during several lunch times in the shade. Malcesine has had a big influence on the arts and usually has a range of exhibitions which also make an interesting visit. To enjoy the June sunshine in Malcesine, you can take a boat trip, stroll down the promenade, swim in the lake at Val di Songo or watch the world go by, gelato in hand, in one of Malcesine’s charming cafes.
There’s a great atmosphere here in June with Classical music events and a Jazz festival. Malcesine also hosts ‘Shopping under the stars’ on various evenings throughout the summer where the town is lit up, there’s music and entertainment and you can shop and visit the Scaligeri Castle until late.
We love Malcesine’s mix of history, culture sports and warm, breezy June is a brilliant time to experience all three. If you prefer a quieter resort, stay in Maderno or Gardone Riviera. For an even warmer place to stay, try the southern resorts of Desenzano and Peschiera.