HISTORY ON LAKE GARDA: THE CASTLE OF MALCESINE
Lake Garda can be proud of many historical sites, due to its long history. During the centuries, many people have founded their villages and towns on its shores, and for their own defense, also castles.
One of the most important historical sites on the lake is the Castle of Malcesine that, majestically built on a cliff on the lake with its imposing and characteristic pentagonal tower, observe the small town of Malcesine and the surrounding areas.
The Castle is nowadays a museum open to the public and hosts, inside its walls, a lot of history as proof of its ancient origins and is obviously positioned in a panoramic place on the lake (for strategical reasons). The castle is also choosed for events, like the Red Bull Cliff Diving 2011.
Castle of Malcesine