Explore Trento, set in a wide glacial valley guarded by the crenulated peaks of the Dolomites, and amid a patchwork of vineyards and apple orchards. The city is the perfect jumping-off point for hiking, skiing, or wine tasting excursions.
What to Expect
While there's no doubt you're in Italy, Trento does have its share of Austrian influence: apple strudel is ubiquitous and beer halls not uncommon.
Enjoy a 2-hour guided walk through the city that has been considered a bridge between Latin and German culture. Discover the distinctive features that make it unique.
As in all Italian cities, Piazza Duomo is the heart and the living room. Your guide will be waiting for you in the shade of Neptune and his trident, a strategic point from which to begin the walking tour.
Visit the medieval Tower Square with the Praetorian Palace and the Castelletto and the Cathedral of San Vigilio, a magnificent example of the Lombard Romanesque, built atop a 6th-century Christian basilica.
Hear about the opening of the famous Council of Trent and the legend of San Giuliano. Admire the urbs picta, the 500-year-old painted façades. The opening of the Council led to Trento losing its austere Gothic appearance and turning into a cozy and elegant city, full of fountains, churches, and magnificent palaces.
- Guided walking tour of Trento
Piazza Duomo, under the Neptune statue