As well as being one of the oldest settlements in Val Rendena, Caderzone Terme is known for its curative spa waters. A stroll through the old centre reveals numerous picturesque scenes: the steeply ascending streets paved with irregular rounded stones, the squares with their distinctive stone fountains, the wide ground-level surrounds on the houses, the granite portals and the wooden balconies blooming with flowers.
Nestled in the heart of the valley on the Casa river alluvial fan – whose past floods have wrought great damage in the area – Caderzone has been adroit in preserving its peasant tradition even as its inhabitants become increasingly involved in tourism. In the central streets and squares, lined by the ancient houses and their distinctive façades, and along the country lanes in the beautiful green plain just beyond the town, where old farmsteads are still in use today, the two faces of the local economy meet and go forward hand in hand.
History and traditions are encountered daily in Caderzone Terme: the Palazzo di Marco da Caderzone and the Bertelli Counts, the ancient Lazzaretto in Santa Maria and the centuries-old Maso Curio: all witnesses to a past rich in events that have become legend. The ancient customs are very much not forgotten and can easily be seen in everyday life and in the village festivals: the rites and ceremonies, the village band and the traditional costumes, as alive today as they were yesterday.