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Category: Cities, Local time: 20:45:53, Tel.: +39 0461 980132, Official WWW website:

Trento (also Trident, Trydent or Trente) is a city located in Italy . It lies in the northern part of the country, in the valley of the Adige River, at the foothills of the Dolomiti. It is the capital city of the autonomous area Trentino-Alto Adige. At present, the city has a population of approximately 113 thousand.

History

Trento, founded by scholar Plinius, was a Roman colony. Between 1545 and 1563 the city was controlled by the ecumenic council of Trento. After 1814 it became a part of Austria but in 1918 it was annexed to Italy. In 1966 the city of Trento suffered a lot of damage from extensive floods.

Sightseeing and places of interest

Trento is attractive for visitors due to its well-preserved medieval and Renaissance historical centre. You can visit, for example, Doumo St. Vigilius, the ancient cathedral built in the Roman-Gothic style at the turn of the 12/13th century. Other significant historical monuments are the square called Piazza Duomo, church Santa Maria Maggiore (1520) , Castello del Buonconsiglio (now used as the museum of history) , and also church San Pietro (12th century) , church Sant´Apollinare (13th century) or church San Lorenzo (12th century) . It is very interesting to visit medieval palaces, e.g. Palazzo delle Albere (1550) , Palazzo Pretorio (12th century) and Palazzo Deremia (end of the 15th century) . It is worth mentioning the monument De Gasperi and a part of medieval fortification, well visible from the square Piazza Fiera.

Natural beauties and ski resorts

Trento, due to its position, offers wonderful opportunities for trips to the surroundings. Not far from the city Trento you will come across the famous lake Lago di Garda . Tourists who love hiking in high mountains should set off for a trip to the Dolomiti. There are several ski resorts within the distance of 50 km from the city, for example, Val Di Fiemme or Passo Tonale and many others.

Tourist services

Trento offers a wide range of accommodation facilities. The basic offer can be found HERE . There are numerous good restaurants, cafés and shops. Trento is attractive for wine lovers, too. There are lots of wine restaurants that offer local wines.

Transport

Trento is best accessible by car, plane or train. By car, you can take the A22 Motorway and then the E45 Motorway from Innsbruck and Munich .The nearest airport is in Bolzano , at the distance of 57 km, or in Verona (Aeroporto di Verona) , at the distance of 90 km. The railway station in Trento is located on the main raiway route that connects Italy with . There is a good connection by train from Munich and from Innsbruck . You can move around the city by means of the public transportation system (the bus station is situated next to the railway station in Trento) or you can use a bike (there are lots of bike rental shops in the city of Trento) .

Pros

cosmopolitan city
breathtaking architecture
nice weather
delicious meals
good public transportation system
easy-to-access
in the valley
very cold

Cons

overcrowded
language barrier

Suitable for

shopping
history
nightlife
cruises
active vacation
health tourism
sport tourism
study

Why to go there?

old&new architecture
christmas markets
political centre
historical centre

Transportation and means of transport

railway
air

business travel (industry)

food processing


Information and Facts

GPS: 46.0666, 11.1196
Altitude: 235 m
Last update: 2012-10-21 13:12:14

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