Nestled in the Dolomites, this village is steeped in history
Castelrotto is the largest urban centre in the area surrounding the Alpe di Siusi and boasts a picturesque village centre.
The historic village centre of Castelrotto is characterised by its classicistic parish church, painted houses and Baroque church steeple. If you make the effort to climb its numerous steps, you will be rewarded by an impressive view of the village centre and Mount Calvary, a porphyry group located in the middle of the village which was repurposed into an adventure playground. Castelrotto is known for treasuring and cultivating its cultural heritage: Every winter, the village reenacts a traditional peasant wedding, complete with a procession in traditional costumes and a wedding feast.
Castelrotto has just under 7,000 inhabitants and comprises eleven village districts. Just a few minutes drive away lies the Alpe di Siusi cable car, where visitors can enjoy winter hiking paths, 60 km of ski slopes, 80 km of cross-country ski tracks, a snow park and several natural toboggan runs in the wintertime. In summer, they can explore the Sciliar-Catinaccio Nature Park and venture up a range of via ferrata. Also a very short drive away is the public swimming pool, the sports centre and volleyball court in Telfen as well as the 18hole San Vigilio golf course in Siusi.
Did you know ...
... that the village centre of Castelrotto is among the 20 prettiest in all of Italy?
Colourful house façades and stately manors such as the Mendelhaus, Edenburg, Landhaus and Wolfwirt turn this village centre into a historic gem.
... Castelrotto holds horse races?
Mount Calvary is a small, wooded hill featuring the Stations of the Cross and a peace trail. The Oswald von Wolkenstein horse races take place here every year.
... this village is home to the famous band, the Kastelruther Spatzen?
Fans flock to Castelrotto several times a year to watch Norbert Rier and his band perform live on stage.
... the municipality’s territory stretches up to almost 2,500 metres above sea level?
It begins down on the Isarco valley floor and extends all the way up to the Alpe di Siusi.
... the name “Castelrotto” presumably stems from the Latin term castellum ruptum?
The castellum ruptum was a destroyed castle that once stood atop Mount Calvary.
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