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Castello del Buonconsiglio

Trento is a nice little town close to the Italian Alps (Dolomiti). I spent just a morning there but I think is a very interesting place to stay for a while. The city is rich of culture and history. It's possible to visit the old Castello del Buonconsiglio and the churches of the town. If you go there during the winter you can join the Alps in few hours.

A bit of history.

Trento, a city full of arts and history, where the Italian culture meets the Central European culture. The Roman (in 46 AD it was declared Splendidum Municipium) and Council city (1545 - 1563) conserves in its precious monuments a rich artistic and historic heritage, which dates back to the time, when the Italian met the Nordic culture.
Thanks to its Renaissance-style characteristics, Trento is unique among the Alpine cities. In the course of recent renovation works, the city has been given a face lift. Worth to visit are, among other things, Castello del Buonconsiglio (for many centuries residence of the Prince Bishops of Trento), the cathedral, the museums and exhibitions, which reflect still today that Trento is a melting pot of Alpine arts, culture and traditions.

194 m elevation
105942 inhabitants

A virtual tour.

The tour starts at Castello del Buonconsiglio and crosses the historical center up to the piazza Duomo, passing by the most beautiful palaces with its frescos. Walking through Via San Marco, via Manci and via Belenzani, as well as other narrow streets, you can enjoy more historic and artistic buildings, the characteristic arcades in via Suffragio and the ancient towers with battlements. During the tour you can get an insight into the various architectonic styles, from Gothic and Roman to Baroque.

Historical center

Trento is also an old town. its center offers a wonderful Dome and a Civic Tower very close to it.
In the picture you can see a panorama of this two important buildings.

Piazza Duomo

This picture shows the most importan square of Trento, Piazza Duomo. Just in the center of the square you can find the Civic Tower.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Little spaces, romantic places and good food
  • Cons:Hot weather in summer time despite the Alps are so close!
  • In a nutshell:If you go to the Dolomites spend few hours there
  • Last visit to Trento: Aug 2003
  • Intro Updated Sep 12, 2003
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  • m-joy's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2006 at 3:50 AM

    nice tips here, thanks for the useful information :-)

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2005 at 1:16 PM

    I understand that Trento has a lot to offer but what about the market with all the mushrooms they sell ? What do you know about it, that interests me !

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Sep 26, 2005 at 12:46 PM

    A quando un'altra visita a Trento? Ciao!

  • Apr 10, 2005 at 9:09 AM

    W Furuseth!!!

  • lotharlerch's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2005 at 4:36 AM

    a great and concise page of a very nice city which is still a bit under-rated and always worth a visit. Adn not to forget the splendid surroundings. Btw parking here is much easier than for example in Bozen.

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2005 at 4:52 AM

    One of my all time favourite Italian towns.

  • mapakettle's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2004 at 4:05 AM

    We're off to Trento in a week, great to have info prior to leaving. Thank you. Pa

  • OllySJ's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2004 at 10:35 AM

    I remember Ole!! Che fine ha fatto?

  • MURRA's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2003 at 6:55 AM

    good page on trento ,was a famous church meeting there to rationalize catholic doctrine edict of trent

  • Gili_S's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2003 at 11:53 AM

    Very nice presentation, the restaurant sounds very promising here.

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