Altitude: 194 m.
Features: Wine Tourism - Art City
Trento, Monte Bondone, Valle dei Laghi, Valle dell'Adige
Company: APT Trento, Monte Bondone, Valle dei Laghi
Trento, a city of art having all the hallmarks of Renaissance
Trento is a city of art, history and cultural encounter between Italy and Central Europe. The city of the Council (1545 - 1563) preserves its Austro-Hungarian architectural heritage and is the only city in the Alpine area to show its former glory of the Renaissance today. Worth visiting are Castello del Buonconsiglio, Prince-Bishops of Trento’s residence for many centuries, the Cathedral of St Vigilius, also called Duomo and Piazza Duomo with the Fontana di Nettuno (Fountain of Neptune), Council churches, frescoed buildings and museums.
Trento’s cultural calendar is very rich in shows, events and exhibitions. Those who love history can experience an “imperial tour” through the historical center, from Piazza Duomo to via San Marco, via Manci, via Belenzani and walking under the arcades of via Suffragio to discover typical buildings, streets, squares, old houses, towers and walls. The main museums are Castello del Buonconsiglio Museum, The brand new MUSE (Museum of Natural Sciences) and the aeronautical museum Gianni Caproni. Awarded the title of Città Alpina (Alpine City) in 2004, Trento hosts one of the top colleges in Italy, the University of Trento, as well as a number of cultural events, including Festival dell’Economia, which attracts scholars from all over the world every year.
The unique charm of a Renaissance Alpine city, where history is art
Trento is a city rooted in art and history, where the Italian and Mitteleuropean cultures meet. Unique amongst the Alpine cities, the City of the Council (1545 - 1563) still keeps its precious monuments as tokens of its rich artistic and historic heritage. Built in the elegant Renaissance style, they have been enhanced by recent refurbishing works.
Special mention goes to the Castello del Buonconsiglio (for several centuries residence of the Prince Bishops of Trento), the Duomo, its splendid piazza and fountain dedicated to Neptune, the frescoed houses and Council Churches as well as the museums and exhibitions which make Trento a true landmark of Alpine arts, culture and traditions.
The "imperial" tour starts at Castello del Buonconsiglio and takes visitors across the historical city-centre up to the piazza Duomo, along Via San Marco, via Manci and via Belenzani, running past some of the most beautiful palaces of the city and their surrounding network of roads, alleyways and squares - where other historical buildings can be discovered, such as Via Suffragio's characteristic arcades and the city's ancient towers and battlements.
Trento offers visitors its richly historical and artistic heritage all year around. Visitors can admire its beauties while strolling around the city-centre's alleys, enjoying shopping or visiting the city's museums (Museo del Castello del Buonconsiglio, the MUSE Museo delle Scienze and the Museo Caproni themed around aviation).
Trento was awarded the title of Alpine City year 2004, and is home to one of the most prestigious Universities in Italy. It is also a playing host to several all-important cultural events planned throughout the year, such as the Economics Festival, which draws experts and researchers from all over the world.
In December, don't miss the Christmas Market, which is one of the best in Italy!
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Following the A22 Autostrada del Brennero motorway and the S.S.12 Strada Statale dell´Abetone e del Brennero. You can get to Trento also by following the S.S.45 Gardesana Occidentale from Brescia and the Gradesana Orientale from Verona; from Milan the S.S.42 del Tonale e della Mendola; from Venice the S.S. 47 della Valsugana; from Vicenza the S.S.46
By train: Brennero railway line and Valsugana valley railway line from Venice.
Trento is located 90 km from Verona Catullo airport, 195 km from Venice Marco Polo, 245 km from Milano Linate and about 60 km from the new airport in Bolzano.