On a small hill of Pozzo in Caldaro rises Castel Giovanelli, an exemplary building of the Oltradige construction style.
A typical example of the Oltradige style is enthroned on a small hill in Pozzo, a district of Caldaro: Castel Giovanelli. Here in the Oltradige area, not only manors and houses were realised in the eponymous construction style, but entire village roads. It is characterised by a mix of austere elements of the Nordic Gothic and the dainty lines of the Baroque and the southern Renaissance.
The history of Castel Giovanelli dates back to some centuries ago, when a medieval residential tower stood in this place. In 1853 it was transformed into a residence by Ignaz von Giovanelli, and only half a century later it was enlarged in the Oltradige construction style on behalf of Carl von Giovanelli, Minister for Economics of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The castle chapel was decorated with wall paintings by Ignaz Stolz (1868 - 1953), a South Tyrolean painter and brother of the artists Rudolf and Albert Stolz. The property leaves the viewer with a fairy-tale impression.
Today Castel Giovanelli is a popular event location. Also an award-winning wine, the “Castel Giovanelli Sauvignon” of the Caldaro Winery, bears this historical name. And how to reach the building? It rises in Pozzo (Pfuss), a district of Caldaro. Parking spaces and a bus stop are available.