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The Museum of the Lake in Cassone

A collection of memories and local traditions


The Museum of the Lake, whose opening is quite recent, is located on the port of Cassone, a little village close to Malcesine.

The Museum features ancient fishing tools and everyday items that our ancestors left us. These objects are a reminder of a not so distant past. The exhibit has an informal, but undoubtedly outstanding style.

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Pictures of old sailing boat bring us back to the times when transportation wasn't made by road as it was usual to use ships.

Two large pools are placed outside the facility where Aril, the shortest river in the world flows.
Inside the pool eels, chubs and trouts are a clear evidence that the building used to be a fish hatchery in the past.

Visiting the Museum of the Lake could give you the chance to discover Cassone: a little jewel perfectly preserved by its inhabitants.


  • From November to March

    • On Sundays from 10.00 to 12.00 a.m and from 15.00 to 18.00 p.m.
  • From April to September

    • From Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 12.00 a.m and from 15.00 to 18.00 p.m.
  • Groups

    • Booking is possible. Call this number +39 339 5409343.

Free entry.

How to get there

Cassone is situated 4 km south of Malcesine. You can get there on foot or by bicycle, from the lakefront or from the cycle path along the shore, by car, by bus or catching the Tourist Bus.