About Trento

Location

Trento is a welcoming city, at the crossroads of the contrasting cultures of Italy and Northern Europe. Trento is a city of art that has a strong Renaissance mark, which characterises it for its colours, its buildings and make it unique in the entire Alpine arc.  It is not far from the Dolomites and numerous lakes and forests are found nearby. With its small number of inhabitants (around 110,000) and its rich cultural life, it is always at the highest positions for quality of life in Italy.

Trento is accessible by train and car through Verona (around 90km) with easy connections to Milano/Venezia and Roma/Bologna . The closest airport is Verona Catullo while Milano Linate, Bergamo Orio al Serio, Venezia Marco Polo, Bologna Marconi and Munich airport are also within reach.

Photos by Simone Cargnoni.

Visiting Trento

Trento is in the heart of the Dolomites Alps, near Lake Garda. The center has a strong Renaissance mark with several beautiful buildings adorned by frescoes, some built to accomodate delegates to the Council of Trent (1545-1563). The surroundings of Trento offer beautiful naturalistic tracks on top of mountains (e.g., Monte Bondone), around the numerous lakes or nearby ancient castles.

Buonconsiglio Castle. This castle is a “must visit” attraction as it represents the main monument of the city.

Duomo. The Duomo of Trento, also known as Saint Vigilius Cathedral is located in the main square of Trento.

Palazzo delle Albere. A representative villa, built in Renaissance style, that now hosts a permanent modern art museum.

Museo diocesano tridentino. Next to the Duomo, Palazzo Pretorio host a permanent exhibition.

Roman underground ruins. In Piazza Battisti you will find the access to the ruins of the underground ancient Trento built by the Romans. This is actually another city under Trento.

For further information about attractions in Trento, please contact the local tourist information center, or visit its main office in:
APT Trento
Via Manci 2 – 38100 Trento
Tel. +39 0461 216000
Fax +39 0461 216060
E-mail: informazioni@apt.trento.it

 

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