Caldes

Caldes is one of the main municipalities of the Val di Sole, about 700 meters above sea level, east of the Valley.
The hamlets of Samoclevo, San Giacomo, Cassana, Tozzaga, Bordiana and Bozzana are part of the municipality of Caldes.
The name of the town “Caldes” would derive from the ancient presence of a hot water spring, unfortunately no longer existing today, and already in 1200 it was mentioned as Caldis or Caldesio.

What to see in Caldes

Castel Caldes

This castle was built around 1230, the year in which Bishop Gerardo granted Arnoldo di Cagnò to begin the construction of a “domus murata” in the city of Caldes.
In 1464 the castle was sold to the Thun family, who carried out some important restoration works. It then passed in 1880 to another important Trentino family, and then became the property of the Autonomous Province of Trento.
According to legend, the beautiful Olinda, daughter of the Rodemondo family, once lived in the castle, in love with the court minstrel, Arunte. To counteract this love, the father had his daughter locked up in the castle prison, where she allowed herself to die. The frescoes that decorate this room would have been painted by Olinda herself.
The interior of the castle is wonderful, including vaulted ceilings, wooden paneling and colorful frescoes. On the ground floor there is a large room with a cobblestone floor, on the right, going down a few steps, you reach the Sala della Colonna, which is part of the thirteenth-century structure of the castle, on the left instead you go up towards the Kitchens and the Sala del Dazio. Also noteworthy are the Room of the Count and the Ballroom.
Outside the castle is the Chapel of the Nativity of Mary, built during the sixteenth century and decorated with frescoes by the painter Elia Naurizio in 1629.

Malga Paludè di Sotto

This hut is included in the forest-pastoral heritage of the ASUC of Caldes. Recently rebuilt after a terrible fire, this hut is a precious testimony of the high altitude breeding activity. It includes a small stable, a milking parlor, a shop and an area equipped for travelers who can rest here during their excursions to Lake Corvo and the Stelvio National Park.

What to do in Caldes

If you are a lover of outdoor sports, in Caldes there is the Trentino Wild Village, a sports center that offers more than numerous outdoor sports activities, on over 50,000 square meters of surface.
2 FOOTBALL FIELDS, ADVENTURE PARK WITH 70 COURSES, OUTDOOR ESCAPE, 1 VOLLEYBALL COURT, CLIMBING AND BOULDER AREA, PLAYGROUND, RAFTING, PAINTBALL, HYDROSPEED, CANYONING, TARZANING, CANOE, ARCHERY, KAYAK, CLIMBING. There is also a beach, bar, concert stage, 2 grill areas, parking for cars and campers, classrooms, restaurant, hotel.

How to get to Caldes

By car :

A22 Modena-Brennero motorway, Trento Nord exit, continue towards Val di Non – Val di Sole – Passo Tonale. Reached the town of Mezzolombardo, continue towards Cles and then follow the signs for Caldes.

On the train :

The main station is that of Trento, from here continue with the local Trento-Malè railway which touches all the main towns in the valley