at the heart of the Dolomite Mountains, near Lake Garda, Trento offers a
delightful sample of Italy's best: magnificent nature, rich cultural
heritage, fantastic food and wine.
Trento is also a cosmopolitan city,
at the crossroads of the contrasting cultures of Italy and Northern
Europe; it is the home of a prestigious university where the conference
will take place.
Capital of Trentino, not far from the Dolomites and
the numerous lakes that can be found nearby, Trento is a city of art
that has a strong Renaissance mark, which characterises it for its
colours, its buildings and makes it unique in the entire Alpine arc.
Alps can be reached quickly by even the hardest-working conference attendee.
as the “painted city”, Trento offers many beautiful buildings within
its compact historical center. Some of these were built to accommodate
delegates to the Council of Trent (1545–1563). Most of the historical
center has little or no traffic. Even brief walks during breaks from the
conference are enjoyable. Culinary delights ranging from an cone of
Italian ice cream to a multicourse meal can be enjoyed indoors or
What to visit in Trento city centre
This castle is a "must visit" attraction as it represents the main monument of the city.
The Duomo of Trento, also known as Saint Vigilius Cathedral, is located in the main square of Trento.
Museo diocesano tridentino
Next to the Duomo, Palazzo Pretorio hosts 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
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
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
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
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.
Additional information can be found here:
- Valsugana tourist information
- Garda Lake
For further information about attractions in Trento and surroundings, please download a brochure or visit the website of the local tourist information center in Trento.