St. Marco church was part of an Agustinian monastery. It was built in Romanesque style and dates from dal 1273. Today's building dates from 1600. The cloister of the monastery now belongs to a bank. I don't know if you can visit it.
The church is located in via S. Marco. Opening times; 7.30 – 11.30 a. m. 3.30 – 7.00 p. m.
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.
Palazzo delle Albere looks like a typical Castle in a history book. It stands on the outskirts of the city. Though it was built as an inhabitation and has many windows, it has kept some features of a strong castle, designed for defense. It was built on a square design with a square towers standing at each angle. Around the castle, a moat controls the access, possible only by a drawbridge.
It is now the home of the MART, Museo d'arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto (Museum of modern and contemporaneous art of the Trento and Roveretto region)
I consider that, when they are beautiful, manholes can be pieces of art,. The top manhole I ever saw was in Pula (Istria, Croatia). This manhole on Piazza Cesare Battisti does not matches the golden Pula's but I consider it as an excellent second!
We passed Toblino Castle on the way into Trento and what a beautiful romantic seting is has, being situated around the Lake of Toblino. The castle is a rare example in Trentino of a lake fortification. Today it has been partly converted into a restaurant.
The Duomo ( cathedral ) of Trento ( Trent ) is the most dominant cathedral I have seen in any of my travels. This duomo is so large that it almost seems that you are drawn into its gravily as soon as you get anywhere near the central piazza. Built entirely out of pink marble quarried from the nearby Dolomiti mountains, it is enormous. You don't need signs to guide you to Trento centro. The great campinale shown in the photo draws you toward it.
Located in the very center of old town Trento ( Trent ).
Castel di Trento is located in the very center of Trento. The architecture is typical of Trentino Alto Adige region fortress architecture of the feudal era ( about AD 1300 ). The lines are bold and defiant looking. The defense posts have the distinctive concave V-shaped firing openings.
The castle is so forceful looking that it appeared to insist on having its picture taken.
Castel di Trento is original in every aspect. It was given no facelifts over the centuries, and is as well preserved as any medieval castle. It is a shame that so few tourists bother to visit Trento.
The enormous Fountain of Neptune is a dominant feature of Trento's main square. The fountain is made of the same pink marble that the adjacent cathedral ( duomo ) is constructed from. Pink marble was very plentiful in the area 500 years ago.
Details concerning the fountain are forthcoming.
I did not photograph the fountain from the front because the morning sun would have ruined the picture. This would have shown the duomo in the background instead of the unattractive buildings shown. Sorry but I spent only a few hours in Trento.
Just one of the picteresque gothic chiesas and campaniles that create Trento's magnificent skyline. This one is probably about 700 years old. Details forthcoming. Please be patient.
Italiano is such a joy of a language to listen to. Thanks for the spelling corrections. I appreciate them.
Most of Trento's original defense walls and guard towers are still not only intact but well preserved. Details forthcoming. Nowadays the guard towers are mainly used to site any tourists that got lost on their way to Venice or Cortina.
Most of Trento's best sites are near the centro and can easity be visited on foot.
Sorry about the quality of the photo, but it was very dark inside the chapel. Perhaps symbolic of the darkness initiated by the decree issued from this very spot 460 years ago. Nobody else was present at the time, and I found this an excellent opportunity to offer a prayer for peace, tolerance, and the acceptance of differences.
But looks can be deceiving.
Excellent Renaissance relief sculpture adorns the exterior of this now unassuming church near Trento ( Trent ) city square. From this very church a decree was issued in AD 1545. The decree established the dreaded Council of Trent, and all of the hatred, murder, plundering, inquisitions, and basic religious intolerances that were spawned by it.
Just visiting this now peaceful church serves as a reminder for us to make tolerance, love, and understanding basic in our human relationships.
Many trains daily to Trento from Venezia, Verona, and Milano.
Not in Trento itself but in the nearby town of Rovereto, a museum of modern art designed by the Swiss architect Mario Botta, has recently been completed. Particularly nice is the covered courtyard with a steel and glass dome and a Pantheon-like opening in the centre.
Close to Trento, some 10 km west, lies the wonderful secluded castle of Toblino. In every season the castle looks different, but always beautiful. Particularly recommended at sunset, full moon and bats flying around the tower. Bring good company........
Rovereto is near Trento and it was the last town under Venetian domination. If you love contemporary art here you can find a new and interesting meseum: MART.
Near Rovereto you can visit " Sabbionara d'Avio" Castle or bike along Adige river (cycle-path) to come back to Trento.