Charme Hotel Nevada
Via Paganella, 23, Molveno, Trento, 38018, Italy
More about Trento
Castello del Buonconsiglio, from the gardens
Travel Tips for Trento
APT Trento and Monte Bondone.
Have a look at the web site of the Trento and Monte Bondone tourist agency; wwwapt.trento.it_Home.htm. Here you'll find info about accomodation in Trento area; art and culture suggestions (museums, churches...), events and so on.
Languages in the Trentino-Alto Adige Region
Regione Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Alto Adige Region) is composed of two provinces :
• Provincia autonoma di Trento (Autonome province of Trento)
• Provincia autonoma di Bolzano (Autonome province of Bolzano)
Province of Trento has several small linguistic minorities.
Two minorities speaking German languages, the Mochen language and the Cimbra language.
A Ladin speaking minority. Ladin is a mountain Latin language of the Rheto-Roman branch, spoken by 35,000 in the Italian Dolomits. Other Rheto-Roman languages are Friulan (furlan), spoken by 600 000 in the neighboring province of Udine and Romanche (rumantsch) spoken by 45 000 in Switzerland. In Switzerland Romanche is the fourth federal language, appearing on the banknotes and the official language in the Grisons canton.
The situation in the Bolzano province, is very different. The population is mainly native German speaking (69%). Native Italian speakers occur for only 26% of the population, mainly in Bolzano/Bolzen. The Ladin minority accounts for 5%. German is an official language in the province, together with Italian. The Bolzano province is also called Alto Adige/Süd Tirol province. Both name have been officially recognized by the Italian constitution in 2001.
Buonconsiglio Castle Visit
Buonconsiglio Castle is a must see in Trento - amazing architecture and room interiors - so glad that Maurizio took us here. The castle was the residence of the prince-bishops of Trento from the second half of the 13th century until the secularisation of the principality in 1803. Of course the castle has undergone many modifications over the years. A good half day could be spent here as there are many rooms and exhibits to see. The Aquila Tower was an additional tour we took to see the fresco “Cycle of the Months” within the tower, an internationally recognised masterpiece of Gothic art. These frescoes were commissioned by the Moravian bishop, George of Liechtenstein. An audio guide in your language is provided to tell the story of the frescoes and is well worthwhile. Its not possible to take pics of the frescoes but please see the travelogues for other pic of the castle exterior and interior.
Open daily Tuesday to Sunday, 9.30 a.m. to 5p.m. (Oct. to 27th Feb.)
10a.m. to 6p.m. (from 1st March to 29th Oct).
Summer period: 10a.m. to 6p.m..
The castle is closed on Monday.
Price: € 6,00 - reduced price € 3,00 - didactic service € 2,00 - families € 12,00 - didactic service for families € 5,00
Entrance to Torre Aquila: 1 Euro (to book)
The frescoes on the front of Casa Rella were painted by Marcello Fogolino (1530), helped by P. Cristiani. Together with his brother Marcello and with two other painters, Romanino and Dossi, they worked extensively for the prince bishop of Trento, Bernardo Cles and painted the frescoes of several other houses and palaces.
I have enlarged the best frescoes of Casa Rella for next tip.
At n°57 Via Manci, stands Palazzo Saracini. It was primarily owned by the Trautmannsdorf, then by the Gresseri, followed by the Pedrotti and finally the Saracini family.It was certainly built in the early XVIth and is a perfect example of the symmetry principle in architecture : the main entrance stands in the middle of the façade and every other opening is symmetrical on both sides.