Trento Local Customs

  • Strangolapreti
    Strangolapreti
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  • Linguistic minorities (from the Region web site)
    Linguistic minorities (from the Region...
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  • Duomo in Trento
    Duomo in Trento
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    Autunno Trentino.

    by Maurizioago Updated Sep 11, 2008

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    Autunno Trentino is a group of events that will take place in autumn. In fact "autunno" means autumn.

    In piazza Fiera and piazza Cesare Battisti there will be various stalls with typical food products to taste and buy. You can also attend some concerts and folk dances. Some guided trekking and a mushrooms exposition are scheduled.

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    Strangolapreti !

    by JLBG Updated Feb 6, 2007

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    Strangolapreti

    Strangolapreti is a traditional dish from the Trentino region. They are small dumplings made of spinach, eggs, bread and flour. They are usually served with sage butter and grated parmiggiano cheese. It is delicious but not really a light dish! It is a mountain dish for those that has walked for hours in the snow and fought against the cold wind! Strangolapreti can be translated by priest strangler.

    What an amazing name, isn't it? Why Strangolapreti? Though I have found several different explanations, none of them did convince me and I feel that the name has the same origin than the étouffe-chrétien (choke-christian) in French. The difference is that in France étouffe-chrétien does not apply to one special dish but to any very nourishing food. In the past, in villages, parishioners had to feed their priest. He was invited for dinner by each family, one after the other. Those that were too poor to afford expensive dishes, those that supported the parish because they had to, but preferred to keep tasty dishes for themselves prepared some nourishing dish to feed the priest! Priest strangler!

    Here is the recipe I have translated from an Italian site:
    1 kg of dried bread
    2 egg yolks,
    1 liter of milk,
    500 g of spinach,
    70 g of flour,
    nutmeg, salt, pepper.
    150 g of butter,
    50 g of grated cheese,
    Sage.

    Crush the bread and soak it in the milk for at least one hour; wash the spinach, dip them in salted boiling water; drain and cool, cut and grind; add them to the bread in the milk. Add the egg yolks and mix; add salt, pepper and grated nutmeg and make a paste with the flour. If needed, add bread crumbs; form the gnocchetti and cook them in boiling salted water; as soon as they swim, remove them with a skimmer and carefully lay them down in a Pyrex dish; sprinkle with cheese and butter aromatized sage; serve immediately

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    Languages in the Trentino-Alto Adige Region

    by JLBG Written Jan 11, 2007

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    Linguistic minorities (from the Region web site)

    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.

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    Sandwich man!

    by JLBG Written Jan 10, 2007

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    Sandwich man!
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    This man was obviously very angry against both the local newspapers and the mayor of the city because they did not care about the highest pollution by diesel engines vs petrol and he wanted them to awake! He was holding one poster in front and the other on his back but nobody seemed to care and to read them!

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    The History

    by meteorologist1 Written Jun 26, 2004
    Duomo in Trento

    Although the whole country of Italy has a rich history, you don't really get to experience it fully with the hustle and bustle of Rome, Florence, Naples, Milan, etc. Here in Trento you really get to sink deep into its culture and experience the life of the locals. Because Trento is a small town, you can get the chance to interact with the locals and really understand centuries of history this city has to offer.

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    The Palio città di Trento

    by Azhut Updated Sep 12, 2003

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    An archer during the palio

    Every year on september the town of trento organize the palio città di Trento. This palio is very nice to see, especially for the exibitions of the archers and crossbowman and the parades with medieval costums.

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    A piece of our history

    by Azhut Updated Sep 12, 2003

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    This strange building is covered by a sort of plate that remember the period of the Italian fascism. The plate talk about the Italian people that will defend their country by fighting versus the enemies. That sounds very strange today....

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    Via del Suffragio 2

    by Azhut Updated Sep 11, 2003

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    At the beginning of Via del Suffragio there are a wonderful portico. The most important shops are under the portico, especially a nice restaurant and an ice-shop ( in italian we call it gelateria).

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    Via del Suffragio 1

    by Azhut Written Sep 11, 2003

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    As I lerned when I spent a day in Trento, local people like walking in Via del Suffragio, because of its different kind of shops and its location (behind the main square). At noon this place is full of people, most of them go to a restaurant or a bar for a fast lunch.

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    Festive music near the Duomo

    by meteorologist1 Written Aug 14, 2003
    Band music near the Duomo

    Once in a while the Duomo area, Trento's center, will be filled with festive music provided by a local band. The locals like to come and watch the excitement. Their music is a kind of Italian festival music -- I don't know how to describe it. But the rhythm is very lively and children like to dance around. Very fun times...

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