Castelrotto has a very exciting history. Settlements in this area reach as far back as prehistoric times, as various geologic findings prove, but you can also see the remains of Roman fortresses. In the surrounding areas you can admire medieval castles, fortresses and important manors dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. Of great historic interest are also the numerous small churches, original chapels and shrines, towers, typical farms and unique crucifixes.
The beauty of the area, together with the famous hospitality, has made this idyllic village a very popular holiday destination for over a century. Castelrotto is not only the main town at Alpe di Siusi, it is also the birth place of two world cup ski stars: Peter Fill and Denise Carbon.
A steep road leads from the village centre to Monte Calvario from where you can enjoy a splendid view of the village with its amazing 88 m high bell tower. If you take the 325 steps up to the top of the tower you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view.
Monte Calvario also offers a wonderful view of the Sciliar Mountain Massif and Santner Peak. Along the mountain you will come across little chapels with almost life-size wooden sculptures depicting the stations of the cross.
Farm Museum Tschötscherhof
The Tschötscherhof farm is a small private farm museum. The farm is located in San Osvaldo in the Castelrotto community. A visit to the museum is like a journey through the past. The strange looking tools that were used in the past give a feeling of how difficult life must have been for mountain farmers and wood workers at the beginning of the last century.
10th of March - 30th of November
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. except Wednesdays
Guided tours available
Entry fee: voluntary donation