Trento

A city with a fascinating architectural and cultural heritage

One of the top Italian cities in terms of quality of life and the environment, Trento hosts events all year round and is an unforgettable starting point for outings to the surrounding valleys.

Where to find it

Trento, the region’s capital, is located in the valley of the Adige river. It has more than 100,000 inhabitants and it is known throughout Europe for having been the location of the famous Council in the 1500s.
 

What to do

The city is full of churches, palaces, and architectural beauty in Gothic and Renaissance style, and is culturally rich thanks to the prestigious University, and to the presence of many museums and historical places to visit.

The first thing to do is to go for a walk through the historical centre: from the Duomo [cathedral] to the enchanting Piazza with the Fountain of Neptune, and then among the palaces with frescoed façades, towers, and alleys, to the Castello del Buonconsiglio, the sumptuous residence of the Bishopric of Trento, and now a museum.

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Museum of Science - the famous MUSE - designed by Renzo Piano: young and old alike will enjoy it. It is also worth visiting the Museo Diocesano, the Piedicastello Tunnels, and the Gianni Caproni Aviation Museum.

Among the summer events, we suggest you don’t miss the Festival dell’Economia [Economy Festival], which attracts a public and international scholars between the end of May and the beginning of June, and the Feste Vigiliane in honour of the patron saint - San Vigilio - at the end of June.

While, in winter, the centre is warmed by the magical atmosphere of the Christmas Markets.

In any season, it is worth trying an aperitif with Trentodoc sparkling wine, perhaps after some shopping for typical products, tasting the flavourful dishes of Trentino tradition.

What else can you do? Climb to the Sardagna Belvedere by cable car, where you can enjoy a view of the city from above, and perhaps enjoy an aperitif at sundown. Or you could go for a walk on Monte Bondone (the Alp of Trento), a nature reserve about 30 minutes by car to the south of the city, which in winter becomes a ski area that is ideal for Alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, and snowboarding, highly appreciated by families.
 

How to get there

Trento is conveniently served by Motorway A22 del Brennero, as well as by the railway line. You can therefore reach the city by car and by train, and move around the centre on foot or using public transport.

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