RS kaltern st anton
RS kaltern st anton


Near the locality of San Nicolò there’s S. Antonio (500 m a.s.l.) with the valley station of the famous Mendola Funicular

Sant’Antonio (St. Anton, in German), one of the eight localities belonging to Caldaro, is situated idyllically at 500 m a.s.l. at the foot of the Mendola Ridge. The locality was called “Sowezo”, until the church patron has given his name to the district. The Gothic church dedicated to St. Anthony of Padua represents today the village centre - the frescoes in the nave date back to 1380 AD.

In S. Antonio there’s also the valley station of the funicular railway up to the Passo della Mendola. In only 12 minutes the Mendola Funicular, one of the steepest and longest funiculars throughout Europe, reaches the 1,363 m high mountain pass, where the view opens up on Lake Caldaro, the Oltradige and the Bassa Atesina areas. Around Mt. Mendola and S. Antonio there are also several wonderful hiking possibilities, including the Bait del Prinz and the Caldaro High Route.

But the locality offers even more: the South Tyrolean Vine Museum at the Lieselehof Winery presents more than 350 different varieties of vines from all over the world and invites to a tour through the vineyard. Furthermore there is the Caldaro Forest Adventure Park in the Castelvecchio Forest, which represents a real adventure and is popular with kids and adults alike.

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