Villa Baronessa is only a short walk from the centre of the historic wine village Kaltern.
Various shops, restaurants, bars, an ice cream parlour, bakery, butcher, pharmacy, wine shop and public bus station can be reached in 2-3 minutes. Still, you live in full privacy.
Kaltern/Caldaro is in South Tyrol, an area where Tyrolean and Italian culture meet. It is a land of scenic extremes. Once harsh and barren, with the Dolomites (UNESCO World Heritage), where the mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner earned his spurs, and the eternal ice, where the 5000-year-old glacier mummy "Ötzi The Iceman" was found. Then, on the other hand in the south lovely, Mediterranean, with palm trees, cypresses, strawberry trees and even passion flowers, "where a gentle mild air fills the area," as Goethe already noted in 1786.
The hilly landscape in the south is dominated by picturesque wine villages, imposing castles, numerous historic residences. Without mountains like Schlern, Rosengarten and Marmolata and without hearing people mainly speak German, you might think to be in Tuscany
Kaltern’s local backyard mountain is the Mendel, which can be reached by the Mendel Cable Car. It is an ideal starting point for many hikes. Only 2 km south of Kaltern is Lake Kaltern, the warmest swimming lake in the Alps.
In and around the village you can visit a large number of the best wineries and wine producers in South Tyrol.
If you want to treat yourself to some fine food you will be spoiled for choice: from the quaint, rustic pub, to the typical Italian pizzeria and up to the Michelin star restaurant, they are all nearby.
For years, South Tyrolean winemakers and chefs have been among the most awarded in Italy.
Highlights are offered throughout the year: concerts and music festivals, culinary weeks and village festivals, traditional parades and demanding sporting events.
Detailed information is available at the local tourist offices or on www.suedtirols-sueden.info