About Trento

Capital of Trentino, not far from the Dolomites and the numerous lakes that can be found near by, 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.

The charming town center Alps can be reached quickly by even the hardest-working conference attendee. Known as the “painted city”, Trento offers many beautiful buildings within its compact historical center. Some of these were built to accommodate delegates to the Council of Trent (1545–1563). Most of the historical center has little or no traffic. Even brief walks during breaks from the conference are enjoyable. Culinary delights ranging from an cone of Italian ice cream to a multicourse meal can be enjoyed indoors or outdoors.

What to visit in Trento city centre

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

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.

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.

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A birdeye view on the piazza Duomo with the Saint Vigilius Cathedral

The Environs of Trento

The mountains that surround the town, a few minutes away by bus or cableway, offer spectacular views and pleasant walks. For guests who wish to stay longer, attractions that can be visited within a day range from Garda Lake to Verona.

20 minutes from Trento

Monte Bondone. This is the mountain that you can see just looking west from Trento down town. It can be reached either by bus, by car or by cable-car for hiking, for enjoying the landscape or just for having some traditional food in the local restaurants.
Levico lake and Caldonazzo lake. The lake is a very good place to spend some time and relax, either just walking by or of laying at the lakeside and catch some sun. If you like to practice sport, a number of facilities are available: jogging, cycling, swimming, sailing, wind-surfing. A wonderful nature path surrounds the Caldonazzo lake.

30 minutes from Trento

MART (Trento and Rovereto Museum of Modern Art). This is major modern art museum in Rovereto. It hosts ever changing exhibitions.
Castel Toblino. An impressive landscape: a medieval castle surrounded by a small lake among the mountains.

40 minutes from Trento

Riva del Garda. You can practice sailing or just enjoy the landscape in the biggest lake in Italy.

60 minutes from Trento

Verona. If you already know well Trento, you could visited the near city of Verona The city has been awarded world heritage site status by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture.

1.5 hours from Trento

Campitello di Fassa / Col Rodella (Eastern Dolomites). With cable car service from Campitello di Fassa you can reach the Col Rodella for one of the most wonderful landscapes of the Dolomite are dominated by the imposing mass of the Sassolungo. There you can spend some time in the refugees, such as the Refuge Des Alpes, Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena (Brenta Dolomites / Western Dolomites). From Madonna di Campiglio you can have a view of the Brenta Dolomites; 40 kilometers of mountains.

For further information about attractions in Trento, please contact the local tourist information center, or visit its main office in:
APT Trento (http://www.apt.trento.it/en/Home.htm)
Via Manci 2 - 38100 Trento
Tel. +39 0461 216000
Fax +39 0461 216060
Mail informazioni@apt.trento.it