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Trento is the capital of the autonomous province of Trento/Trient. It stands in a narrow valley drawn by glaciers but where now flows the Adige river.
The city was founded before the 4th century BC but developed mainly after its conquest by the Romans in the 1st century BC. The Romans called it Tridentum, referring to the three mounts that frame the city. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the city was taken by the Lombards, by the Francs and by various other invaders. After that, it became part of the Holy Roman Empire and for eight centuries (1027-1796) was ruled by the Prince-Bishops.
The geographical situation of Trento makes it a crossroad between southern culture and northern culture, between the Latin world and the Germanic world.
In the 16th century Trento became famous for the Council of Trento (1545-1563) which gave rise to the Counter-Reformation. The adjective Tridentine refers to Trento, but, because of the Tridentine Council, can also refer to this specific event, as in "Tridentine Mass". Among the famous prince-bishops of this time were Bernardo Clesio/Cles, who ruled the city 1514-1539, and managed to steer the Council to Trento and Cristoforo Madruzzo, who ruled 1539-1567, during the Council. Both European politicians and Renaissance humanists, they greatly expanded and embellished the city.
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Regione Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Alto Adige Region) is composed of two provinces : • Provincia autonoma di Trento... more travel advice
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