Trento capital of culture
A holiday in Trentino can not fail to go to its capital: Trento can boast a historic center with tall painted buildings and narrow streets. It is not a classic tourist town but has a lot to offer to the curious visitor. The town is a mix of Italian and Austrian culture, throughout history the influences of the two cultures have been important and still visible. In the historic palaces, universities, libraries and shops are now housed, safeguarding the city’s historic heritage. There are not many Italians to know in detail the architectural and natural beauties of Trento. Yet the Trentino city deserves much more attention and a hasty visit because it has a lot to offer: architecture and art city, as you can discover starting your visit from Piazza Duomo with the Basilica of San Vigilio, the Pretorio Palace and The Civic Tower, along the green mountains of Trentino. What to visit? – Basilica Duomo di San Vigilio: dedicated to the patron saint of the city, overlooking the main square and worth a visit because, besides being the main church of the city, from 1545 to 1563 hosted the Council of Trento. Built on the tomb of the Saint, over the centuries the cathedral has undergone various modifications and reconstructions, adding Gothic and Baroque elements. Today it is a complex yet harmonious building, in which Gothic and Baroque styles give birth to rich and unique interiors. Among the wood sculptures, paintings and decorations, on the north transept stands out the Wheel of Fortune, the great rosette illuminating the aisle, while on the sides of the aisles, two rampant stairs allow to reach the bell towers. – The Castle of Buonconsiglio: is one of the most popular destinations in Trentino. Surrounded by tall walls, slightly above the city, this set of buildings is a true museum pole that, together with Castel Beseno and Castel Stenico, houses rich collections of paintings, artifacts, sculptures and everything that tells art and The culture of Trento from 11,000 BC At 1800 d.C. – Pretorio Palace and Civic Tower: are in the center and overlook Piazza Duomo, the main meeting place in the city. These are majestic monuments and all to be discovered, rich in history and perfect to visit in half a day. – Roccabruna Palace: Completely restored in 2004, hosts the Trentino Wine Estate. A unique opportunity for wine lovers but also for gourmets because the palace hosts wine tasting events every week. You can take part in themed events or take guided tours with tasting of local products alongside sommeliers that will present you the 100 best labels in the region. – MUSE “Museum of Sciences”: since its inauguration in July 2013 has become a fixed stop for each visitor, in the first year it has registered more than 500,000 entries. The building, designed by Renzo Piano, extends over 5 floors, each with a different theme dedicated to it. The museum collects interesting exhibits that introduce the visitor to Alpine prehistory, to the geology of the Dolomites, passing through the observation of alpine biodiversity and ending with the exploration of climate change and glaciers. – Monte Bondone: Monte Bondone, known as the Alpe di Trento, dominates the city to the west and rises over 2,100 meters above sea level. The shapes of its main peaks are visible from all over the city and together form a full Nature Reserve that offers sport, entertainment and emotions both in winter and summer – Lake Toblino: Lake Toblino is about 15 km west of Trento and worth a visit because it is considered one of the most romantic of all Trentino. Surrounded by vineyards and woods, Lake Toblino is surrounded by green hills and is visually visible to the visitor, immersed in a fairy-tale atmosphere thanks to its castle overlooking the lake. This is just a brief selection of what can be visited in Trento and in general in Trentino, many other places, both cultural and natural, are worth a visit. If you want to enjoy a holiday to really know these places, entrusted with our experience in organizing dedicated tours and excursions.