Trento Travel Guide

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A holiday in Trento is a chance for you to discover the blend of history and innovation that characterises the city of the Council of Trent.

The ancient Roman Tridentum and the early Christian basilica give way to the majestic Buonconsiglio Castle and the elegant Renaissance palaces of the historic centre. The perfect harmony between past and present will guide you to discover Trento, its art galleries, museums and its focus on sustainability.

Trento holiday packages are available all year round, because any time is right to set off and discover the beauties of this city. And for those who can't live without sport, Mount Bondone offers a multitude of activities, from skiing to walking, from the bike trail of the Adige Valley to trekking in the mountains and wine and food tours around the valleys. The city's calendar is brimming with events and every day of the year is special.

The Renaissance feel of Trento's historic centre testifies to the rich and harmonious past of this city. The frescoes on the palaces of the historic centre commemorate and tell the stories of the illustrious guests that once filled their halls, like emperors, bishops and cardinals, which for 18 years lived in the churches and palaces of Trento for the Council. Despite being a small city, Trento has a long list of places to discover. The Buonconsiglio Castle is perhaps the most important stop together with Piazza del Duomo, the Trento Cathedral, Palazzo Pretorio and the Fountain of Neptune. If museums are your thing, just take your pick from among: the Diocesano Tridentino Museum, the Science Museum, the Aeronautics Museum and the Alpine Troop Museum. Food lovers can't miss the Palazzo Roccabruna, which sells the best regional products and is the location of the Trentino Provincial Wine Shop where scheduled tastings are held each week.

Your tour of Trento continues along the ancient alleys and squares of the old quarter, opposite Piazza Duomo, including Piazza Lodron and via A. Diaz. Here you'll find one café, boutique and old bakery after another, all upholding the tradition of mountain flavours, both Italian and Austro-Hungarian.

Lights, colours and mountain settings—but also history and innovation. Plan your next holiday in Trento, a city that has a lot to say and many stories to tell.

Where to stay in Trento

Castello del Buonconsiglio showing château or palace and heritage architecture

Trento Old Town

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You'll enjoy the bars and museums in Trento Old Town. You might want to make time for a stop at Tridentum Sotterranea or Piazza Duomo.

Trento Old Town