Castello Scaligero
Castello Scaligero
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  • Leodis
    Leeds, United Kingdom795 contributions
    Interesting with great views
    We got there for opening as staying in Malcesine. The visit was really good, some interesting information around but some odd exhibitions in the rooms and around the place. Overall a good visit, about 90mins for a slow walk around.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 July 2023
  • NB16
    Vevey, Switzerland23 contributions
    Great castle with incredible views of Lake Garda!
    Visited here with family whilst on vacation to Lake Garda region. Was my favourite castle of the region and had some incredible views both North and South into the lake. Not too strenuous to get around for grandparents either due to great stair system. We want early in the morning as well when not too busy whereas was getting far more crowded by the time we left. Loved this area so much I paddle boarded round to it again the next day to see the castle from the water (entirely different perspective).
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 August 2023
  • curly_geek
    Birmingham, United Kingdom153 contributions
    Well worth visiting
    We went in high season (August) on a slightly overcast day and were pleased to find it was fairly quiet with no queues. The entrance charge was reasonable, I think it was around e6 each. The castle and in grounds are really interesting, particularly as they have some environmental sculptures in the grounds. There are lots of steps to climb to the top - well worth it for the stunning view.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 August 2023
  • Chris2437
    Paris, France130 contributions
    Not exceptional, but interesting
    The site is spectacular and justifies by the views of the lake the cheap visit. Inside the museum of natural history, a room dedicated to Goethe, souvenir of his trip to Italy, a simple but interesting multimedia room about the rivalry between Milan and The Doges of Venis. Finally the tower: climb a little difficult.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 August 2023
  • Johannes F
    7 contributions
    Beautiful views in a historic castle
    Very interesting and beautiful castle showcasing the history of Malcesine, its inhabitants, the Lago die Garda, Goethe in Malcesine and shipping history. Beautiful views towards the lake. Pricing of 6€ is reasonable.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 September 2023
  • Attenzione Attrazione
    Florence, Italy149 contributions
    When on Lago di Garda....
    Must visit when on Lake Garda! Vey easy to find and magnificent view from the top. Excellent pictures from the tower and amazing view on the Malcesine town bellow. Ticket price for adults are 8 EUR per person, and 4 EUR for children, and it is definitely worth the visit. No need to reserve in advance. But if you visit in summer time, bring water and SPF. In the castle there is always some excellent exhibition, so you will not be bored in any case. Parking is outside the Malcesine town, because the whole town is pedestrian (ZTL) zone, so you can park in the garage under the Monte Baldo cable car of Malcesine (cableway), across the street from the main walking (shopping) street in Malcesine. We recommend!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 October 2023
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Attenzione Attrazione
Florence, Italy149 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Must visit when on Lake Garda!
Vey easy to find and magnificent view from the top. Excellent pictures from the tower and amazing view on the Malcesine town bellow.
Ticket price for adults are 8 EUR per person, and 4 EUR for children, and it is definitely worth the visit. No need to reserve in advance.
But if you visit in summer time, bring water and SPF.
In the castle there is always some excellent exhibition, so you will not be bored in any case.
Parking is outside the Malcesine town, because the whole town is pedestrian (ZTL) zone, so you can park in the garage under the Monte Baldo cable car of Malcesine (cableway), across the street from the main walking (shopping) street in Malcesine.
We recommend!
Written 2 October 2023
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TyRyUSA
Chicago, IL26 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
Don't skip the castle, it was such a cool experience with fantastic views and a rich history. The transfer of ships over the land was something that is very famous to Europeans but I had never heard of it.
Written 24 September 2023
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Johannes F
7 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
Very interesting and beautiful castle showcasing the history of Malcesine, its inhabitants, the Lago die Garda, Goethe in Malcesine and shipping history. Beautiful views towards the lake. Pricing of 6€ is reasonable.
Written 10 September 2023
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Chris2437
Paris, France130 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
The site is spectacular and justifies by the views of the lake the cheap visit. Inside the museum of natural history, a room dedicated to Goethe, souvenir of his trip to Italy, a simple but interesting multimedia room about the rivalry between Milan and The Doges of Venis. Finally the tower: climb a little difficult.
Written 22 August 2023
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curly_geek
Birmingham, UK153 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We went in high season (August) on a slightly overcast day and were pleased to find it was fairly quiet with no queues. The entrance charge was reasonable, I think it was around e6 each.
The castle and in grounds are really interesting, particularly as they have some environmental sculptures in the grounds.
There are lots of steps to climb to the top - well worth it for the stunning view.
Written 16 August 2023
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NB16
Vevey, Switzerland23 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Visited here with family whilst on vacation to Lake Garda region. Was my favourite castle of the region and had some incredible views both North and South into the lake.

Not too strenuous to get around for grandparents either due to great stair system. We want early in the morning as well when not too busy whereas was getting far more crowded by the time we left.

Loved this area so much I paddle boarded round to it again the next day to see the castle from the water (entirely different perspective).
Written 14 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Leodis
Leeds, UK795 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
We got there for opening as staying in Malcesine. The visit was really good, some interesting information around but some odd exhibitions in the rooms and around the place. Overall a good visit, about 90mins for a slow walk around.
Written 6 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Nigel063
Mansfield, UK10 contributions
Jun 2023 • Solo
Beautiful views, interesting displays and only 6 euros. Ideal if you’re at a loose end, the weather ain’t great or you’re genuinely interested in Italian history and culture.
Written 14 June 2023
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fssutton1
Charleston, SC868 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Absolutely beautiful place. Small castle,excellent bathrooms, a must see. Park across the main street via token and worthless instructions as to how you pay
Written 16 April 2023
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Ken M
Wadhurst1,588 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
Very interesting and worth a visit. You walk around at your own pace so you can take as long as you want to see it. Probably isn't suitable for anyone in a wheelchair or who had mobility problems.
Written 9 April 2023
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