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Caldaro village

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

The centre of Caldaro (426 m asl), once called “market“ or “Unterdorf“ (lower village), comprises the Piazza Mercato and the surrounding alleys and roads. The centre is by the way also venue for several events held in the village, such as concerts by local music groups as well as the Christmas Market and the Caldaro Wine Days (Giornate del Vino).

Beside the beautiful Baroque fountain with Marian column on Piazza Mercato, also the parish church is an eye catcher. First mentioned in 1191, it had to be rebuilt after a devastating fire. As a matter of fact, only the 72.5 m high church steeple was spared by the flames. Striking are above all the Baroque organ case dating back to 1792 as well as a ceiling painting of the Tyrolean artist Josef Schöpf.

Always has the wine had an important role to play in Caldaro. As the Lake Caldaro was name-giving for the “Kalterersee Auslese” wine, it is obvious that this village hosts the South Tyrolean Wine Museum. Located only a few passes from Piazza Mercato, the exhibited objects provide an insight into the history of wine in this area. Moreover a wine educational trail informs visitors about the different methods of viticulture.

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