The Palazzo dei Capitani is an elegant building in Gothic and Venetian style located in the center of Malcesine, overlooking Lake Garda.

The first building was built by the Scaligeri, between the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, on top of the remains of an ancient Roman castle.

In the 14th century, it is not known whether due to a natural catastrophic event or a structural problem, the building was heavily damaged and its ownership was taken over by Francesco Mercanti from Verona.

The building remained in the hands of the Mercanti family until 18 December 1473 when Francesco's son sold the property to Alessandro Miniscalchi, with whom the first owners had contracted a debt.

It is precisely Miniscalchi who took care of the renovation works of the building which, from the deeds of sale of 1477, seems to be already in the Venetian style and pompously adorned, while maintaining the initial form unchanged.

In 1618 the municipality of Verona was invited by the Serenissima Republic of Venice to buy the residence from the Miniscalchi family, so that it could be made available to the Captain of the Lake.

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