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Sant’Antonio di Caldaro

Located at the foot of the Mendola mountain ridge, there is the village of San Antonio, which is also the lower terminus of the Mendola funicular

Located at 523 m asl, San Antonio is above all known as valley station of the Mendola funicular. In fact, Europe’s most ancient funicular, built in 1903, leads on the Passo Mendola. Within 12 minutes only, the Mendola cable car overcomes a drop of 64% and a difference in altitude of 850 m. If you do not want to drive up the mountain on the narrow road with its numerous hairpin bends, the Mendola funicular represents a welcome alternative. Once reached the top you can go hiking and reach the Roen or Penegal on foot.

Only a stone’s throw from Passo Mendola, there is the church of San Antonio, built between the 15th and 16th century. However, also more ancient walls were found, which reveals that this church was built on the foundations of a prior Romanesque church. Particularly worth seeing are the frescoes (1380) inside.

Another attraction that is worth to be noticed is the Giovanelli residence, surrounded by vineyards and located at the altitude of the river. This fairytale mansion towering into the sky is an exemplary building of the Oltradige construction style.

Our tip: a walk across the forest in the sports zone of San Antonio at the southern border of the village. If you are a climber, visit the climbing garden in the forest of Castelvecchio.

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Suggested accommodations: Sant’Antonio di Caldaro

  1. Haus Möltner
    Haus Möltner
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