A day trip to the most beautiful cities in northern Italy. Malcesine is perfectly placed just a short journey from some of the most beautiful and historic cities in Italy. These include Venice and Verona or, slightly further afield, distinctive cities such as Mantua and Milan.
"«Mantua is a palace-shaped town»: these words, said by Baldassarre Castiglione, truly convey the idea of the charm and splendour this town can offer. Small and well-designed, Mantua is, above all, an original combination of history and art."
The Ducal Palace, the Podestà Palace, the della Ragione Palace, the churches of Saint Lawrence and the Gradaro, as well as the artistic works of Mantegna, Pisanello, Giulio Romano, Leon Battista Alberti are all worth to be seen.
Mantova is situated 94 km away from Malcesine.
Verona is a beautiful art town, it is people-oriented and perfectly designed to host the Shakesperean masterpiece of Romeo and Juliet.
There are many must-see places in the historical centre, such as: Piazza Bra, the Arena, Piazza Erbe, Piazza dei Signori, Via Cappello and Corso Porta Borsari, the Roman Theatre, Ponte Pietra, Castelvecchio, the Ponte Scaligero and the churches of San Fermo and Sant'Anastasia, the Duomo and San Zeno.
Verona is located 65 km away from Malcesine.
Venice is the third most visited town of Italy and has been classified as a World cultural heritage site by Unesco. This town deserves to be visited at least once. The historical centre of Venice is located in the middle of a lagoon on one hundred little islands supported by wooden platforms and posts which have been reinforced over the centuries.
Many places and spots deserve a visit in this town, such as: Saint Mark Square with the bell tower, the Basilica, the Ducal Palace, and the different "campo", historical squares named after the building they host.
Other places to visit are: the Bridge of Sighs, the Grassi Palace, the Venetian Arsenal which is today the venue of the Biennale of art and architecture; Canal Grande starting in Punta Dogana and the old port of the Serenissima Republic. The canal has four bridges: the Accademia Bridge, Rialto Bridge, Scalzi Bridge and the Costituzione Bridge.
Don't be afraid to get lost, walk through the "calli" with a map and enjoy it! Venice is full of hidden corners and wonderful views.
Venice is situated 180 km away from Malcesine.
The town of fashion, art, events, cocktails parties and celebrities clubs: Milan is creative, modern and unique.
Milano has a wide offer in terms of art: the museums, foundations and galleries are many. Think about the ancient historical centre with the Duomo, the Navigli, the Ticinese district, the Sforza Castle and the Sempione Park, Brera and Saint Mark. But also the "Leonardo da Vinci" Museum of Science and Technology and the Refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie which hosts the Cenacolo of Leonardo da Vinci.
Milano is located 197 km away from Malcesine.
A people-oriented town, nestled between the Alps peaks, where tradition and innovation go hand in hand. Trento is a lively town, with many fairs, festivals, events and manifestations.
The historical centre is worth a visit. There are many interesting places, such as: the Duomo square with the fountain of Neptune, Saint Vigilio Cathedral and the frescoes of the Cazuffi-Rella House, the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Vanga tower and the Verde tower, the Buonconsiglio Castle, and last but not least, Fair Square which is also the venue of the famous Christmas markets. Don't forget to take a walk on the pedestrian only streets of the historical centre with their ancient little shops.
You could also visit Mart and Muse, the famous museum of Natural Sciences designed by Renzo Piano.
Trento is located 60 km away from Malcesine.