If you’re not restricted by school term dates and want to visit one of Lake Garda’s most popular towns, book your holiday to Malcesine in September. Oozing Italian charm and with tons of history, Malcesine also has fantastic terrain for an active holiday, as well as shops and cafes galore just waiting to be explored. It’s a town with something for everyone and one of the best bases for those wanting an extremely varied Lake Garda experience.
September is usually warm and summery in Malcesine. If you’re a history and culture vulture, visit the Palazzo dei Capitani and the castle which has a great natural history museum. For an active holiday, take your walking poles or bike up the cable car to Mont Baldo (it can get quite nippy higher up so remember an extra layer) or, for a lazier day in the sunshine, take in the sights and sounds of Malcesine’s cobbled streets and historic town centre. You can also hire a boat or take a tour around the lake for a fantastic overview of Lake Garda as a whole.
We love the fact that Malcesine is less busy in September, so you can really enjoy the attractions and surroundings. If you’d rather stay somewhere with more of a town atmosphere visit Desenzano or, for an activity focussed holiday, visit Limone or Torbole. As a base from which to enjoy all that this diverse lake has to offer, we think Malcesine is one of the best places and the weather here in September creates the comfortable climate to really get the most from your holiday.