The South Tyrolean Wine Road and its surroundings offer several other places of interest, which are well worth a visit.
Image gallery: Sights in the surroundings
North of Caldaro, in the neighbouring village of Appiano (Eppan), there are the two Monticolo Lakes, embedded in the idyllic nature of the Monticolo Forest, as well as more than 200 historic mansions, castles and fortresses. That’s why this area is known beyond the borders as “Castle Region”. South of Termeno, however, the beautiful villages of Cortaccia, Magrè and Cortina sulla Strada del Vino are located, which offer some further interesting highlights. One of them is the Museum “People through Time”, which invites to a journey through 12,000 years of human history. It is housed in a historic residence in the centre of Cortaccia (Kurtatsch).
In Magrè (Magreid) grows the oldest domestic vine of South Tyrol, which was planted back in 1601 AD. It climbs up the walls of a building in the village centre and represents one of the most valuable natural monuments of the region. On the other side of the Adige river, above Ora (Auer), you can relax in the Castelfeder recreation area with its sub-Mediterranean plants, millennia-old trees, prehistoric ruins and a biotope. Slightly further south there’s the village of Egna (Neumarkt), which features a historical centre with arcades and a Gothic parish church.
Also the capital of the region, Bolzano (Bozen), is not far away: 20 km north of Caldaro you can enjoy a vast range of museums and cultural highlights, the Bolzano Arcades, a famous shopping mall, and interesting culinary experiences. In South Tyrol actually, at the meeting point of Alpine and Mediterranean influences, you can taste the local speck (ham) or savoury dumpling variations, as well as pasta specialities or a cappuccino in the sun…