About Trento

A town to be lived

Home for a millenium to Prince Bishops who turned the Buonconsiglio castle into one of the best known castles in the whole of Europe, Trento is a case of exemplary autonomy and self government, still to be seen today in every corner of its historical centre.

An incredibly rich museum offer covering many fields, from art to history, tradition and science, with science being protagonist at the opening of MUSE, the very modern centre designed by Renzo Piano. Unforgettable experiences can be lived in Trento's museums!

A useful app, suitable for all seasons: download the application for iPad dedicated to urban trekking. 15 itineraries to discover Trento, the architectural beauties of the town centre and the historical and landscape attractions of the surroundings. The app has an alternative version, specifically meant for disabled people, with clear and complete information about alternative routes.

"Trento - The City in Your Pocket", the official app of the Municipality of Trento, renovates completely, presenting a new look, with a more intuitive user interaction, and with a faster and more dynamic content update mode, that allows to always show up-to-date information and provide services tailored to the needs of the user.

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The current version is aimed primaruily at tourists, but soon the app will integrate a set of functionalities that are specific for residents.


For further information about attractions in Trento, please contact the local tourist information center, or visit its main office in:
   Trento tourist office (http://www.discovertrento.it/en/)
   Via Manci, 2 - 38122 Trento
   Tel. +39 0461 216000 - fax +39 0461 216060
   Opening hours: every day from 9.00 to 7 p.m.


What to visit in Trento city centre

Buonconsiglio Castle. This castle is a "must visit" attraction as it represents the main monument of the city.

Duomo. The Duomo of Trento, also known as Saint Vigilius Cathedral is located in the main square of Trento.

MUSE. Science museum.

Museo diocesano tridentino. Next to the Duomo, Palazzo Pretorio host a permanent exhibition.

Palazzo delle Albere. A very suggestive villa, built in Renaissance style, that now hosts a permanent modern art museum.

Roman underground ruins. In Piazza Battisti you will find the access to the ruins of the underground ancient Trento built by the Romans. This is actually another city under Trento.


The Environs of Trento

The mountains that surround the town, a few minutes away by bus or cableway, offer spectacular views and pleasant walks. For guests who wish to stay longer, attractions that can be visited within a day range from Garda Lake to Verona.

20 minutes from Trento
Monte Bondone. This is the mountain that you can see just looking west from Trento down town. It can be reached either by bus, by car or by cable-car for hiking, for enjoying the landscape or just for having some traditional food in the local restaurants.
Levico lake and Caldonazzo lake. The lake is a very good place to spend some time and relax, either just walking by or laying at the lakeside and catching some sun. If you like to practice sport, a number of facilities are available: jogging, cycling, swimming, sailing, wind-surfing. A wonderful nature path surrounds the Caldonazzo lake.

30 minutes from Trento
MART (Trento and Rovereto Museum of Modern Art). This is major modern art museum in Rovereto. It hosts ever changing exhibitions.
Castel Toblino. An impressive landscape: a medieval castle surrounded by a small lake among the mountains.

40 minutes from Trento
Riva del Garda. You can practice sailing or just enjoy the landscape in the biggest lake in Italy.

60 minutes from Trento
Verona. If you already know well Trento, you could visit the near city of Verona: the city has been awarded world heritage site status by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture.

1.5 hours from Trento
Campitello di Fassa / Col Rodella (Eastern Dolomites). With cable car service from Campitello di Fassa you can reach the Col Rodella for one of the most wonderful landscapes of the Dolomite, dominated by the imposing mass of the Sassolungo. There you can spend some time in the refugees, such as the Refuge Des Alpes, Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena (Brenta Dolomites / Western Dolomites). From Madonna di Campiglio you can have a view of the Brenta Dolomites, 40 kilometers of mountains.


For further information about attractions in Trentino, please contact the Tourist offices (http://www.visittrentino.it/en/articolo/dett/apt-e-consorzi-turistici-del-trentino)