Lying 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.
Known 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 outdoors.
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.
Next to the Duomo, Palazzo Pretorio hosts a permanent exhibition.
A very suggestive villa, built in Renaissance style, that now hosts a permanent modern art museum.
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.
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.
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