Passenger boat The Mantova which runs between Limone and Malcesine on Lake Garda
Window boxes and singing canaries in Malcesine
Cable car from Malcesine up Monte Baldo
Malcesine on the shore of Lake Garda, viewed from Monte Baldo
The view from Monte Baldo eastwards, away from Lake Garda
Gentian growing in the alpine meadow on Monte Baldo but which gentian? If you can identify the species please email me
Primulas on Monte Baldo above Malcesine
I think these are gentians but I don’t know which species. They grow wild on Monte Baldo above Malcesine
Buttercups on Monte Baldo
Diminutive dandelions dwarfed by the alpine environment. These were on the top of Monte Baldo
Paraglider flying from Monte Baldo above Malcesine on Lake Garda in Italy. The Dolomite Mountains beyond merge into the Alps
Malcesine is famous for paragliders who fly from Monte Baldo above the town
Paragliders take the cable car up from Malcesine to the top of Monte Baldo
We had good ice creams at da Pio in Via Antonio Bottura in Malcesine. Facing the town hall (Municipio) Via Antonio Bottura is on your left
We think this is a Gentian. If you know the species, let us know!
Malcesine lies across Lake Garda from Limone and a little further South. Most days it is clearly visible and it's sometimes possible to pick out the line of the cable car running up from Malcesine to the top of Monte Baldo, more than 5000 feet above the level of the lake.
Like Limone, Malcesine is very pretty with old narrow streets decorated by flowers but in Malcesine the view from the top of the mountain behind is easily accessible by cable car. I'm sure the views from the top of the mountain behind Limone are equally beautiful but it's a very long climb and we didn't get that far.
It's surprising how much difference a couple of thousand metres can make. Where Malcesine was hot, the alpine meadows at the top of Monte Baldo were positively cool, even at the beginning of June. There were still places in the mountains on this side of Lake Garda where pockets of snow hung on.
We love Italy and Lake Garda. When we have the chance we'd like to explore more of the towns and villages round the lake, like Desenzano del Garda, Padenghe, Moniga, Manerba, San Felice del Benaco, Salo, Gardone Riviera, Toscolano-Maderno, Gargnano, Torbole and Sirmione.
We'll post any new photos or pictures of Lake Garda on this site.