Caldaro sulla strada del vino (Caldaro on the wine route, in English, Kaltern an der Weinstraße, in German) is a town in the province of Bolzano, set at the foot of the mountain range of Meldola, near the wood of Monticolo. It is surrounded by a beautiful landscape, composed by hills cultivated with vines, woods and olive groves; here you can breathe the typical freshness of the areas located at the South of the Alps. Lake Kaltern, swimming from April to October, is the ideal place for sailing lovers.
The place name probably derives from the Latin word "caldaria" (boiler) and is documented for the first time in the IX century.
Historical manor houses in the Überetsch architectural style set the tone for the image of the village.
- the ruins of the Basilica of San Pietro, the oldest in South Tyrol, dating back to the VI century, in Early Christian style;
- the ruins of Castelchiaro, set on the Mount di Mezzo, overlooking the Lake Kaltern, built before the XIII century;
- the ruins of Castel Varco, built in the XIII century by the lords of Laimburg;
- Rastenbachklamm gorge.