Trento: a city to discover

The historical centre of Trento

 

Those who have the pleasure of discovering Trento must definitely visit its historic city center. Rich in history and cultural heritage, the splendid cathedral of San Vigilio stands in all its splendor. Located in Piazza Duomo, it does not fail to evoke historical moments of great importance inextricably linked to the Council of Trent of 1545.

 

The Duomo dominates the most important square of the city, with many exalting it as one of the most beautiful of the Italian peninsula. The square is surrounded by the famous Fountain of Neptune and several palaces that are as ancient as they are illustrious. Among them, the Pretorio Palace stands out, hosting the diocesan museum rich in paintings and artifacts of great value.

 

The most characteristic aspect of the historical center of Trento is represented by the Cazuffi and Rella houses, which still preserve the intact beauty of their facades decorated in a floral way by Fagolino, a famous painter from Vicenza.

The historical centre of Trento

 

Those who have the pleasure of discovering Trento must definitely visit its historic city center. Rich in history and cultural heritage, the splendid cathedral of San Vigilio stands in all its splendour. Located in Piazza Duomo, it does not fail to evoke historical moments of great importance inextricably linked to the Council of Trent of 1545.

 

The Duomo dominates the most important square of the city, with many exalting it as one of the most beautiful of the Italian peninsula. The square is surrounded by the famous Fountain of Neptune and several palaces that are as ancient as they are illustrious. Among them, the Pretorio Palace stands out, hosting the diocesan museum rich in paintings and artifacts of great value.

 

The most characteristic aspect of the historical centre of Trento is represented by the Cazuffi and Rella houses, which still preserve the intact beauty of their facades decorated in a floral way by Fagolino, a famous painter from Vicenza.

Buonconsiglio castle

 

A symbol of the history of the city of Trento, the Buonconsiglio castle is a fundamental part of the whole region. Its historical and cultural importance is clearly exalted throughout the year, becoming the site of educational workshops, guided tours for schools and theater of famous exhibitions of artistic nature. But its origin tells of much more than this: it dates back to the 13th century, and its walls could tell stories spanning several centuries back.

 

Its interior, and in particular the Palazzo Magno, has had the honor of hosting illustrious personalities of the past eras such as Bishop Bernardo Clesio. The entire area of the structure is enriched by frescoes and works of art that are ancient and significant, even inside the rooms, there are frescoes of great artistic importance.

 

Today, the Buonconsiglio castle has become the seat of the provincial art museum and hosts exhibitions or culturally relevant events throughout the year.

Trento: city of great culture

 

Another aspect that makes Trento so diverse is its strong link to culture and education. And how can we fail to mention one of its strengths in this regard?

 

We are talking of the Muse, or museum of science, which was developed from the brilliant idea of the genius of Renzo Piano. An internationally famous work and one of the most visited museums not only by our fellow countrymen but by entire Europe fascinated with its characteristics.

 

Among all the museums in Italy, it was the only one honored at the European Museum of the Year Awards 2015.

 

Ideal for adults and children, it is an excellent way to get to know various scientific aspects of our lives and nature. In addition to visiting and learning inside the most incredible museum in the region, you can also actively participate in various activities adapted for all ages.

 

The Science Museum is open every day except for Mondays, and welcomes its guests throughout the day, with continuous opening hours.

 

Furthermore, with the Trentino Guest Card that you will receive at our hotel, you can access numerous museums and castles in Trento and throughout the province for free or at an attractive price.

Trento: city of great culture

 

Another aspect that makes Trento so diverse is its strong link to culture and education. And how can we fail to mention one of its strengths in this regard?

 

We are talking of the Muse, or museum of science, which was developed from the brilliant idea of the genius of Renzo Piano. An internationally famous work and one of the most visited museums not only by our fellow countrymen but by the whole of Europe, which is fascinated by its characteristics.

 

Among all the museums in Italy, it was the only one honored at the European Museum of the Year Awards 2015.

 

Ideal for adults and children, it is an excellent way to get to know different and scientific aspects of our lives and nature. In addition to visiting and learning inside the most incredible museum in the region, you can also actively participate in various activities designed for all ages.

 

The Science Museum is open every day except for Mondays, and welcomes its guests throughout the day, with continuous opening hours.

 

Furthermore, with the Trentino Guest Card that you will receive at our hotel, you can access for free or at an attractive price many museums and castles in Trento and throughout the province.

The Muse for the little ones.

 

There is an area dedicated to families inside the Muse which is designed specifically for those who visit the museum with young children.

 

This way, even those who bring with them very young children in strollers can enjoy the visit with a path designed specifically for these needs.

 

Ages ranging from 0 to 3 years discover the birth of the universe, the tropical greenhouse and the evolution of our ancestors.

 

There are several itineraries designed for families with children, including age groups ranging from 5 to 10, and show special interest in topics related to scientific and natural events. In particular, there is an area designed for children called maxi Ooh that begins to explore the senses, proposing activities of various kinds to arouse the innate curiosity of children and surprising them with the wonders of nature.

Christmas stroll through the markets

 

Every year during the Christmas period, Trento lights up with colored lights and a pinch of magic with the setting up of the Christmas markets which allow you to relive in full the atmosphere that you can only breathe in once a year.

 

From mid/late November until epiphany, the markets are open for everybody throughout the day. The scenery is suggestive and worth experiencing by those who are nearby at this time of the year. Many small houses light up in color and host food stands, exhibitions, and handicrafts.

 

Over 5,000 people visit these 70 wooden houses each year, with exhibitors coming from all over northern Italy to showcase their art. There are also articles closely associated with religious celebrations such as cribs, candles and hundreds of decorations for the house and for the Christmas tree. Some of these houses are offer wrapping the gift packages for the holidays, and others offer you the taste of traditional local products.

Christmas stroll through the markets

 

Every year during the Christmas period, Trento lights up with coloured lights and a pinch of magic with the setting up of the Christmas markets, which allow you to relive in full, that atmosphere that you can only breathe in once a year.

 

From mid/late November until epiphany, the markets are open to all throughout the day. The scenery is suggestive and deserves to be experienced by those who are nearby at this time of the year. Many small houses light up in color and host food stands, exhibitions and handicrafts.

 

Over 5000 people visit these 70 wooden houses each year, with exhibitors coming from all over northern Italy to showcase their art. There are also articles closely associated with religious celebrations, such as cribs, candles and hundreds of decorations for the house and for the Christmas tree. Some of these houses are used to wrap the gift packages for the holidays and others are responsible for making you taste typical local products.

Christmas traditions

 

There are as many as 16 small houses that enhance the importance of flavors and present visitors with both sweet and savory dishes that characterize the specialties of the area. Some examples include The tortel de patate or the canederli. It is impossible to not let yourself be tempted!

 

A picturesque, almost surreal environment, where you can enjoy gastronomic products from the traditions of the place, discover the original creations of the craftsmen and spend a few days in a city that not only offers beauty and art but also events that involve both adults and children which will never let you get bored.

 

Treat yourself to a day in Trento to discover its Christmas markets. It is not easy to visit 70 wooden houses in a few hours. There is a risk of not fully enjoying the beauty and creativity that characterizes them. Our advice is for you to enjoy them a few at a time, in at least a full day that provides great emotions to fully embrace the Christmas spirit.

Ideas for sport lovers

 

Anyone who says that Trento is only a classic city made up of monuments and cultural exhibitions has never been here. Its versatility will embrace any person who is spending a few days near the capital of Trentino.

 

Going up to the mountains, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the area and do some sports.

 

The Trentino mountains are rich in abstract features for those who love skiing, and even for those who just want to live an experience that evokes the landscapes of fairy tales in the snowy mountains above Trento. The festival held annually in the city is dedicated specifically to the mountain. This year, it’s in collaboration with National Geographic, the theme was mountaineering, mountain landscapes, and dedicated films. But every year this event deals with current issues that meet the approval and interest of the public.

Ideas for sport lovers

 

Anyone who says that Trento is only a classic city made up of monuments and cultural exhibitions has never been here. Its versatility is such as to involve any kind of person who is spending a few days near the capital of Trentino.

 

Going up to the mountains, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the area and do some sport.

 

The Trentino mountains are rich in abstract features for those who love skiing, and even for those who just want to live an experience that evokes the landscapes of fairy tales in the snowy mountains above Trento. And it is precisely to the mountain that the festival which is held every year in the city is dedicated. This year, in collaboration with National geographic, the theme was mountaineering, mountain landscapes and dedicated films. But every year this event deals with current issues that meet the approval and interest of the public.

Trento in all seasons

 

The city of Trentino is beautiful all year round. During the autumn, various activities are also organized in the surrounding area involving the entire population of all age groups. A typical festival is the polenta festival that takes place in October and includes various recreational activities for children. There are also the apple festival and the cheese festival.

 

All of these events strive to enhance the local products that enrich the flavors of Trento and its surroundings, attracting new visitors from the good folks.

 

Between excursions, visits to historical and cultural monuments, recreational and gastronomic events. Trento is one of the most interesting Italian cities that is worth visiting at least once in your life to enjoy a few unique days, pleasantly alternating moments of relaxation and culture.

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