Malcesine is a comune on the eastern shore of Lake Garda in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120 kilometres northwest of Venice and about 40 kilometres northwest of Verona.
16 May 2018 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
16 May 2018 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
16 May 2018 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
16 May 2018 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
16 May 2018 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
16 May 2018 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
The fortress of Malcesine dates back to the last centuries of the first millenium B.C. even if some other well-founded sources maintain that the first to build the castle were the Longobards around the half of the first millenium A.D.

The castle was destroyed by the Franks in 590 A.D. and then rebuilt. In 806 the building hosted king Pepin, who came to Malcesine to visit the Saints Benigno and Caro and, after the Hungarians invasions, it was included in the episcopal feud of Verona.