Strange but true....Trento or all of Trentino-Alto Adige is rather influenced more by the Austrians. So, expect having to dine at the local birriera (pub), eat strudel and kraut and yes the brulèt- apple rind with red wine, boiled and sweetened. Oh, I loved this drink. Cost 3euros on the street corner. Highly recomment for alcohol-lovers (loves alcohol but not to a fault, ok?) like me.
Wherever you look in the piazza, there's something to admire. It has variety. There's a fountain, painted walls, tower, duomo, castle, museum and room to move. Is this the best piazza in all Italy? The fountain of Neptune, sculpted by Francesco Antonio Giongo in 1767.
For Neptune himself, see my "Intro" page.
The four sculptures at the base represent the four continents of the then known world.
The building behind is one of the two-part Case Rella. On this one are painted subjects such as Virtue, Time, Fortune, Apollo, Abundance and the Triumphs of Love.
Casa Balduini is a beautiful palace located in Piazza del Duomo. Its external walls are decorated with frescoes painted in the late XV century. I think it is one of the finest building in piazza del Duomo.
Today this palace houses a luxury wine bar- restaurant inside.
Fontana del Nettuno
Fontana del Nettuno (Neptun's fountain) is 12 meters high one of the most important monuments in the city. It is considered by the population of Trento as one of the most beautiful fountains in Europe. It was built in 1767-1768 under the lead of Francesco Antonio Giongo. The statues of Neptun on top and of the Tritons and other sea creatures were sculpted by Stefano Salterio from Como.
One might wonder why a fountain representing Neptune while Trento is far from the sea and had never worshipped Neptun? It seems that this was because of the Latin name of the city –tridentum- that can, artificially be connected with the trident of Neptune!
Palazzo Geremia, the hall
The entrance hall is a large room.
The first photo was taken from the main entrance and shows the door that gives way into a paved patio. On the left, a stone staircase made with marble of different colors.
The second photo shows the upper part of the staircase, standing on elegant columns. On top of the wall remains of frescoes.