Caldaro

The municipality at the shores of Lake Caldaro offers wine, culinary delights and tradition.

The municipality of Caldaro, boasting more than 7,500 inhabitants, stretches from 200 to 600 m asl and is surrounded by a Mediterranean landscape covered by vineyards and orchards. Already in the 13th century the wine of Caldaro was mentioned in documents. In fact, on the one hand Caldaro owes its fame to the wine, on the other hand of course to its lake, which is the warmest lake for bathing in the Alps. In the 17th century Caldaro was raised a market town and is still today called like this.

The municipality comprises the eight following villages: Caldaro village (Markt) and Villa di Mezzo forming the centre, as well as San Antonio, San Nicolò, the hamlet of Castelvecchio, Pianizza di Sopra and Pianizza di Sotto directed towards Appiano and S. Giuseppe al Lago on the west lakeside.

The name of the village probably derives from the term “Caltare”, which means copper kettle (caldarum). Exactly this copper kettle, which was used to cook polenta, is illustrated on the municipal coat of arms.

In Caldaro every season has its highlight: in March we recommend you to visit the Valle della Primavera, literally translated Spring Valley, as the first heralds of spring already flourish very early in this valley. In summer the main attraction is of course the lake, ideal both for adults and kids. A traditional Toerggele evening is, however, a real must-do in autumn, a unique opportunity for tasting roasted chestnuts and new wine. In winter you can enjoy the solemn atmosphere prevailing on the Christmas Market.

  1. Caldaro village

    The Piazza Mercato in the village of Caldaro is a meeting point for adults and kids.
  2. Castelvecchio

    Castelvecchio, located at 612 m asl, is the highest located locality belonging to Caldaro.
  3. Campi al Lago

    High above the lake and Campi al Lago, there is the majestic Castelchiaro castle…
  4. Villa di Mezzo

    The village of Villa di Mezzo lies close to the centre of the municipality and is…
  5. Pianizza di Sopra

    Bordering on the neighbouring municipality of Appiano and surrounded by orchards…
  6. Pozzo

    Pozzo, bordering on San Antonio, is the smallest locality of the municipality of Caldaro.
  7. S. Antonio

    Located at the foot of the Mendola mountain ridge, there is the village of San…
  8. S. Giuseppe al Lago

    On the western lakeside you can find the small but mighty village of San Giuseppe…
  9. S. Nicolò

    Nestling between the lushly green meadows of the Mendola mountain, there is the…
  10. Pianizza di Sotto

    Pianizza di Sotto is a little vinegrowing village with rural character, located…

Suggested accommodations: Caldaro show all

  1. Hotel Hasslhof
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    Hotel Hasslhof

  2. Camping St. Josef am See
    Camping

    Camping St. Josef am See

  3. Hotel Seeleiten
    Hotel

    Hotel Seeleiten

  4. Haus Seerose
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    Haus Seerose

  5. Hotel Thalhof am See
    Hotel

    Hotel Thalhof am See

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