The Palazzo dei Capitani and the medieval Scaligero castle around which Malcesine developed give the village a characteristic touch.
The origins of Malcesine date back to 500 B.C. when the Etruscans first settled down in the area.
The fauna and flora are unique and characterised by the fact that Malcesine lies between the Alps and the Padan plain. Its location and the mild climate are the reason for cypresses, oleanders, lemon trees and olive trees growing here. The olive oil produced in this region is very valuable.
As the lake and the mountains are close by, the region offers a wide range of sports activities.