Trento Travel Guide

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Trento Highlights

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     Little spaces, romantic places and good food 

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     Smog 

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     It's there to be discovered. 

Trento Things to Do

  • A magical Christmas in the splendid town...

    The Trento Christmas Market starts at the end of November at the Market Place, in front of the antique walls of the Castle of BuonconsiglioThousands of visitors have the possibility to choose their Christmas presents at this market, to try local delicacies and simply to enjoy the Christmas atmosphere with sweet flavours and Christmas songs. There...

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  • Castello del Buonconsiglio - Torre...

    The Aquila tower is reached following the walkway along the eastern wall of the castle as far as the original city gate At the end of the 14th century Prince-bishop George of Lichtenstein transformed the ancient structure of the tower into an elegant and aristocratic retreat far from the reception rooms of Buonconsiglio castle.The highlight are the...

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  • 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....

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  • The cathedral

    Trento Cathedral (Italian: Duomo di San Vigilio) is the most important religious edifice in Trento, northern Italy. Built over a pre-existing 6th century temple devoted to San Vigilio, patron saint of the city, its location aids in it being a standout edifice.Bishop Federico Wanga commissioned the architect Adamo d'Arogno to construct the new...

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  • The castle continued

    The Castle of Buonconsiglio remained the seat of the Prince-Bishops until 1803. Used by the Austrians as military barracks and, later, as a jail, it decayed. In the 1920s, when Trento was returned to Italy, it became seat of a National Museum and was restored. Since 1992 it has become home to the Provincial Gallery of Art.It was my third trip to...

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  • Castello del Buonconsiglio

    The Castle originated from a fortified building erected in the 13th century next to the city's walls. This first edifice was called Castelvecchio ("Old Castle"), and was the seat of the Bishopric of Trent from the 13th century onwards.Bishop George of Liechtenstein was the first to enlarge the castle, in the late 14th century, turning it into a...

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  • Fontana del Nettuno

    In Piazza del Duomo we can find some Renaissance Palazzi and the famous neoclassic Fountain of Neptune.The Fountain of the Neptune built in 1767-1768.

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  • Frescoed Buildings

    The Piazza del Duomo is indeed a pleasant square circled by arcades, shops and cafè and giving onto streets lined with frescoed palaces, notably via Belanziani, many of them built in the sixteenth century when Trento was an important market.

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  • DUOMO

    This square is the heart of the town; it is adorned by the "Fontana del Nettuno" (Fountain of Neptune), and is surrounded by buildings of noble character. The southern side is flanked by the "Duomo" (cathedral); to the east we find the twelfth-century "Palazzo Pretorio", a building with mullioned windows which houses the diocesan museum (an...

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Trento Restaurants

  • This should be the cheapest restaurant...

    This restaurant is located under the porticoes in via del Suffragio (see tip). Here you can eat in the dining room, in an outside area or under the porticoes. At ristorante Primavera they serve various kind of first courses; meat dishes and pizzas. Their first courses are big.I think the prices here are cheaper that at other restaurants in...

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  • Slices of pizza to take away.

    Here they serve slices of good pizza and also focaccia (it' s a kind of large sandwich). Le Sfiziose is the right place for a snack after having visited the Cathedral and the surrounding area. I like so much pizza with wurstel or pizza with vegetables.

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  • Sort of Bavarian food

    It is a nice place, ith stained glass windows, outdoor beer garden and good menu featured wood fire stone ovens pizzas and steaks. Behind the bar you could see 5 large holding tanks with signs noting the name of the beer and the date it was brewed. There are even stainless steel pipes running under the floor showing the flow of beer to the holding...

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  • Great pasta restaurant

    If you are visiting Trento and want to understand why the Italians are so crazy about their pasta you should visit this restaurant. It serves lots of different kinds, both traditional and newly invented, but what unites them is that they all taste great. Just one thing to remember: if you are not accustomed to the Italian portions don't take one...

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  • Local Tirolean Food + Local Tirolean...

    Do you think that the Italian cuisine consists of pasta, pizza, seafood and vegetables? Well, you are quite right. But here, in Trentino-Alto-Adige, things are rather different. The Pedavena restaurant serves excellent dishes that consist chiefly of meat (accompanied with some potatoes and crauti). You can also try delicious dumplings called...

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  • Open Buffet - Italian dishes - Lunch &...

    You will pay just 7.40 Euro, and may eat as much as you like: pizza (vegeterian, with beef, ...), macaroni, spegatti, fried potato (french fries), salads of your choices & desserts (cream caramel, panna cotta, ...).Because of the crowd, I could not get good pictures. Whenever the chef put the hot pizza, the people get the slices (triangles) and...

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Trento Transportation

  • Walking in the old city center

    Once you are close to the old Trento city center, you have better park your car around. Given that you stay at some distance from the very center, there is plenty of space to park. If you do not find any parking space available, that means that you are too close! Drive a little further off!Trento is not that large and you can visit almost...

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  • Free Bike Hire!!

    What a great idea - in Trento you can hire bikes for free, between 6am and 8 pm to explore the town. Just follow the instructions on how to unlock and return (see second pic). Very trusting and I wonder if this system works in other towns and countries - let me know!

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  • The best way is by.....

    The best mean of transportation to go to Trento is by car. This town is situated close to the free way so it's easy to find it.

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  • Trento Card.

    This card; valid for 24 hours entitles you to see all the museums in Trento and their exibitions. The Castle del Buonconsiglio; the Botanical Garden on Bondone Mountain. Free public transport (buses). Plus discount of 10 % in some restaurants, shops, swimming pool, parkings and so on.With the card valid for 48 hours you can get the same things...

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  • Market, piazza Vittoria

    The market stands on Piazza Vittoria. At first, I thought that it meant "Victory square" but I felt it was a very small square for a victory, which always large!On the pedestal of the statue that watch the market, I could read (last photo)"Al grande scultore, I concittadini nel tri centenario della morte" (to the great sculptor, his fellow...

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  • Cesar's Amanita!

    The white truffle is the king of truffles, subterranean fungi, but Cesar's Amanita, Amanita Caesarea, is the king (the queen?!) of the over-the-ground mushrooms

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Trento Local Customs

  • Autunno Trentino.

    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 !

    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!...

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  • Languages in the Trentino-Alto Adige...

    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...

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Trento Warnings and Dangers

  • Fighting against city pigeons!

    Ancient houses have cornices or other structures that fit perfectly well to pigeons. However, pigeons are a nuisance, both for the inhabitants (noise, health issues induced by the droppings) and for the building themselves (corrosion by the droppings). Thus most cities use various mean to limit their development. In Trento, they have installed on...

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  • Relatively safe city

    Trento is a relatively safe city. The city is small, and the people are all very friendly. Even the train station is safe compared to train stations in Rome and Naples. Do watch out for teenagers drinking late at night around the Duomo.

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Trento Off The Beaten Path

  • Church of S. Marco.

    St. Marco church was part of an Agustinian monastery. It was built in Romanesque style and dates from 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.

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  • Casa Balduini.

    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.

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  • Palazzo delle Albere

    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...

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Trento Sports & Outdoors

  • Trento's Alp

    This is one of those friendly little skifields that tries harder and doesn't have pretentions. Just a few kilometres out of Trento on the western side up a windy road there is Monte Bondone (not to be confused with Monte Baldo like I did at first!). With a 7 minute 43 second transit time to the top they are justly proud of their Rocce Rosse chair...

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  • Land of enchantment

    You can ski, hike, mountain climb, mountain bike, parasail and do many other things in the mountain paradise that lies on Trento's doorstep, known as the Dolomites or, Dolomiti if we want to be politically correct.It is one of the great wonders of the world and a skiers paradise that gets far less accolades than it deserves.Places such as Val...

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  • Monte Paganella

    If you were to look to the left of this shot you would actually be looking over Trento, but don't go thinking it's only a 5 minute trip to get to this skifield. No, you actually have to go through a pass then cut around the back of the mountains to get to Andola where you can board a gondola.Still, the skiing is nice, especially if you're...

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  • APT Trento and Monte Bondone.

    Have a look at the web site of the Trento and Monte Bondone tourist agency; wwwapt.trento.it. Here you'll find info about accomodation in Trento area; art and culture suggestions (museums, churches...), events and so on.

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  • S. Marco Park.

    This park belonged to the monastery of Saint Marco and was also used as an orchard. It was rebuilt between 2001 and 2002. Here you can see various kinds of roses, lots of trees, various kinds of plants and a small maze.You can enter the park from via San Marco; not far from the castle.

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  • Via del Suffragio.

    This street is located near the building called "El Canton". Via del Suffragio has porticoes, various shops, some cafes, a couple of eateries and a restaurant (see tip).

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Visit the castle.
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Piazza Duomo/Cathedral Square
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Town of many palaces! - Palazzo Thun
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Torre Civica and Palazzo Pretorio
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The road to Sardagna for views over Trento
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Great views from the hill above
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Cable car to Sardagna
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Green Tower
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Chiesa San Francisco Saverio
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Trento Overview
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Trento Card
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Palazzo Alberti Colico
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Frescoes of Palazzo Geremia
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Open Buffet - Italian dishes - Lunch & Dinner
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El Merendero
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Palazzo Trautmannsdorf
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Castello del Buonconsiglio, the eastern part
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Castello del Buonconsiglio, from the gardens
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Castello del Buonconsiglio, the museum
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Castello del Buonconsiglio, the courtyard
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Castello del Buonconsiglio, the courtyard
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Castello del Buonconsiglio
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Palazzo della Regione, the Presidence
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Music Pavillion?
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Trattoria Al Tino
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Various mushrooms
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Mushrooms at the market
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Mushrooms market
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Palazzo della Regione, offices
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Palazzo della Regione, the architecture
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Palazzo della Regione, the Presidence
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Torre verde
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Castello del Buonconsiglio, Torre dell'Aquila
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Castello del Buonconsiglio, view on the old city.
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Castello del Buonconsiglio, the highest gallery
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Castello del Buonconsiglio, fresco 2
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Castello del Buonconsiglio, fresco 1
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Piazza Cesare Battisti, manhole
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Piazza Cesare Battisti, Fiore lunare
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Teatro, Piazza Cesare Battisti
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