Not only due to the lakes, Monticolo is a really interesting spot of land.
Image gallery: Monticolo
The idyllic village of Monticolo is located in the heart of a forest, vineyards and fruit orchards seem like a little nest among the trees. About 100 people live in this area and slightly outside the centre.
The forest of Monticolo is a particularly charming place and is considered a recreation area for the inhabitants of Bolzano.
The mixed forest of Monticolo is a protected area that boasts two remarkable natural gems. The large and the little Lake of Monticolo extend in the heart of this forests and provide the opportunity for a welcome refreshment in the charming recreation zone. However, the lido is the ideal place for those who prefer swimming in the pool rather than in the lake.
The parish church of Monticolo is consecrated to Epiphany and represents a neo-Gothic construction. The roof of the tower dates back to 1518. The bell was cast in 1505 and still sounds in order to invite people to the holy masses. In the interior of the church, there is a Baroque altar, adorned by construction elements of the Renaissance period.
Monticolo is also the starting point for walks across the famous Valle della Primavera, the spring valley, in which flowers already flourish before spring conquers the landscape. On the other end of the valley, you can find the popular lake of Caldaro.
One of the events that makes the little village gain centre stage is called “Montiggler Weis(s)e”, a great combination of music and local wines and an ideal event for a warm summer evening, making you enjoy the mild temperatures at the end of a great day on holidays.