Trento Italy - Travel Guide

Few countries in the world can compare to Italy. It is a country where you can find a mix of history, art, architecture, gastronomy, fashion and natural beauty. Italy is divided into 20 regions. Each region is divided into Provinces, and each province is divided into municipalities. The Italian regions are important in that many customs and cuisines are regional in their diversity.

Trento is the capital city of the province of Trentino. It is a lovely place just two hours from the Austrian border. It is culturally Italian with a hint of Austrian influence.

History of Trento, Italy

It was founded in the Roman Age at the foot of the Doss Trento a rocky outcrop on the right of the Adige with the Dolomite Mountains rising in the near distance. If you walk from Piazza Battisti you can walk through Roman ruins: gates, roads, houses. Trento was a roman town of some importance (Tridentum) and after Goth, Lombard and Carolingian rule it passed in year 1027 from Emperor Conrad the Salic to the Bishop Princes.>>>>>More

Trento and its religious significance

It is and has been an important religious center and the Council launched the Counter Reformation movement here. Recalling church history, Trento's medieval cathedral hosted the Council of Trent (1545-1563), which, by laying theological groundwork for the Counter Reformation, sought to check the successes of that radical German monk, Martin Luther. Later, and until the end of World War I, Trento was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.>>>>>More

Trento's Churches

Walk through the centre from Piazza Duomo towards Via Cavour, as far as Via Belenzani where you'll see Chiesa di San Francesco Saverio - the Jesuit Church - in front of you .Continue to San Lorenzo's Abbey in Piazza Dante.The abbey is a magnificent example of Romanesque architecture dating from the 12th century. Another beautiful church is the Chiesa di San Apollinare in the Piedicastello part of town.>>>>>More

Palazzo Geremia Trento, Italy

Of particular interest is Via Manci and Via Belenzani as well as the piazza in front of the Roman-Gothic cathedral characterized by its rather ponderous 16th-century tower. Palazzo Geremia, with its frescoed facade is one of Trento's most beautiful buildings.>>>>>More

The Cathedral Trento, Italy

The Duomo is one of the most beautiful churches in Italy. Indeed Piazza del Duomo is ranked amongst Italy's finest, with much of the merit rightly going to Adamo d'Arogno's masterpiece, which was built in the 13 th century. (There's a small square dedicated to the architect at the back entrance of the cathedral.). It was built mainly in Romanesque style but has Gothic influences on its façade, which with its immense portal complete with 14th Century lunette is a sight to behold. >>>>>More

Museum of Natural Science Trento, Italy

Trento is rich in paleontological flavor. In fact, several of the castles and churches that held these counter reformation activities of the Council of Trent are composed of fossil-rich marble, mined from the surrounding Alps. Every street and sidewalk in Trento is composed of this rose or white colored marble, and everywhere you step you are bound to walk on the remains of Jurassic ammonites. Even Castello del Buonconsiglio, has walls composed of ammonite-rich limestone.>>>>>More

Trento in all seasons

Trento is able to surprise as it always presents itself in a new form, maintaining at the same time close links to tradition. Visitors throughout the various seasons can admire its many folded facets.Città in giardino" after the awakening of spring, its tasty products in the autumn period, kept alive by its historical reenactments during the S Vigilio festival at the end of June or illuminated by the "warm" Christmas market lights during Advent.>>>>>More

Walking in Trento

The city offers a lot to the keen visitor from its many historical to artistic aspects: from the underground archaeological site of the Tridentum dating back to the Roman period, to the Cathedral’s palaeochristian Basilica in the basement and its beautiful square, walking amongst Renaissance palazzi, churches and the Castello del Buonconsiglio, home for many centuries to the Princebishops of Trento. >>>>>More

Modern day Trento

The city, a convergence of Italian and German influences, is an important communications center as well as an agricultural and industrial hub. Industries include the manufacture of electrical goods, cement, agricultural machinery, chemicals, and processed foods and beverages. >>>>>More

Education and Centres of Learning Trento, Italy

The ITC –Instituto di Cultura (Trentino Institute of Culture) was founded in 1962. >>>>>More

Natural spots around Trento

The town is surrounded by beautiful mountains (the southern part of the Alps and the Dolomites) and lakes (in particular lake Garda, known for its mild climate); it is dominated by the nearby Mounts Bondone (2,170 m.) and Paganella (2,125 m.). The high craggy limestone buttresses and spires of the Dolomites soar above the conifer forests and plains surrounding their foothills. >>>>>More

Resorts in and around Trento

The best-known and best-equipped resorts include Cortina d'Ampezzo, San Martino di Castrozza, Ortisei, Selva di Val Gardena, Canazei, Moena, and at the foot of the Brenta group of mountains, Madonna di Campiglio>>>>>More