RS Ueberetsch Kaltern Mitterdorf
RS Ueberetsch Kaltern Mitterdorf

Villa di Mezzo

Villa di Mezzo is located at 477 m a.s.l. on the slope above Caldaro village, surrounded by vineyards and residences.

Only some minutes walking time from Caldaro village there’s the largest of the eight localities of the municipal area: Villa di Mezzo with its Piazza Major von Morandell square. Until the 13th century Villa di Mezzo was called “Broilum” - the origins of the name can be traced back to the Lombards. Afterwards it was known as “Brühl” and finally as “Mitterdorf” (Villa di Mezzo).

The small village offers - besides its charming alleys - also buildings which are interesting from an architectonic point of view. Oriels, balconies, protected inner courtyards and majestic walls characterise the castles and residences of the locality, mostly built in the typical Oltradige construction style. Two of them are called Castel Campan, an imperial Renaissance castle from the 13th century, and Castel Sallegg from the 16th century with its wine-growing estate.

Such as most of the localities of Caldaro, also Villa di Mezzo features its own church, dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria. The Gothic building houses precious wall paintings of the Bolzano School (1414 AD). Beautiful hikes lead past Villa di Mezzo or start in the surroundings, such as the one into the Tröpfltal valley. It offers a pleasant refreshment above all in hot summer months.

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