An enchanting town in Trentino Alto Adige, Cavizzana is like the small town in the Val di Sole area, but rich in historic buildings and palaces. Its origins are very ancient, but until 1956 it was only a fraction of the municipality of Caldes.
Cavizzana is located in the heart of the valley, on its right the river Noce flows, in one of the most beautiful and fascinating places in the Val di Sole, a perfect location both in summer and in winter for sports and outdoor activities.
What to see in Cavizzana
Church of San Martino di Tours. Built at the beginning of the 14th century, this church is dedicated to San Martino, a bishop who lived in the 4th century. The building was built in the Gothic style, has a façade with two sloping sides and an architraved portal. To its left stands an imposing stone bell tower. Inside there are three wooden altars from the Baroque period, made by the workshops of the carvers Bezzi and Ramus, and the tabernacle of the main altar, one of the most beautiful in the Val di Sole. Two paintings by the Venetian painter Diodato Massimo in 1905 and 1907 are particularly interesting.
Cavizzana Hatchery Center. Val di Sole is a true paradise for lovers of sport fishing, here in fact, lakes and rivers offer endless possibilities for fans of this outdoor sport. In Cavizzana at the hatchery center marble and brown trout are bred, and then they are released freely into the waters of the Val di Sole. In summer it is possible to take guided tours.
The name of this village derives from the Latin term “carex” or water cane. The first certain information regarding the existence of Cavizzana date back to the 13th century. For many centuries this community, despite being placed under the control of nearby Caldes, governed itself by following the “Charter of the Rule”, a real statute with laws and rules.