HISTORY OF TRENTO:
Trento was conquered by the Romans in the 1st century BC. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the area was conquered in turn by the Ostrogoths, the Byzantines, the Lombards and the Franks, finally becoming part of the Holy Roman Empire. Read More [...]
In the 14th century, Trento became part of Austria, ruled by the House of Habsburg. The Council of Trent, the 19th ecumenical council of the Catholic Church, was held here between 1545 and 1563.
The Treaty of Pressburg of 1805 ceded Trento to Bavaria, and the Treaty of Schönbrunn of 1809 gave it to the Kingdom of Italy of Napoleon Bonaparte. After the Napoleon's defeat of 1814, Trento was annexed again by the Habsburg Empire. The Austrian domination lasted until 1918, when the city became part of Italy.
GEOGRAPHY OF TRENTO:
Today, Trento (anglicized also as Trent) is a city of about 120,000 inhabitants, located in the Adige Valley, south of the Dolomite Mountains. The city is part of the province of Trentino and the autonomous Italian region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol. Read More [...]
Trento is situated 100 kilometers north of Verona, 135 kilometers northeast of Brescia, about 210 kilometers northwest of Venice, 225 kilometers northeast of Milan, and about the same distance north of Bologna, about 315 kilometers north of Florence, 590 kilometers north of Rome, and about 780 kilometers north of Naples.
TRANSPORT TO TRENTO:
The closest international airport is the Verona Villafranca Airport, also known as the Valerio Catullo Airport, located about 90 kilometers south of Trento, near the city of Verona. Read More [...]
To get from the airport to Trento, take the shuttle bus Aerobus to the Verona Porta Nuova railway station, for a 15 minutes trip. The ticket costs 6€. Then, from the railway station, take a train to Trento. The trip takes about one hour, and the cheapest ticket costs 7.85€.
By train, you can get to Trento from Milan in about 3 hours, from Venice in about 2 hours and a half, and from Bologna in about 2 hours. The cheapest ticket from Milan is 18.50€, from Venice is 11.10€, and from Bologna is 9.90€.
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN TRENTO:
The beating heart of Trento is the beautiful Piazza del Duomo, enclosed by magnificent structures, such as the Cathedral of San Vigilio, built in the 14th century, Palazzo Pretorio, the residence of the bishops of Trento between the 9th and 13th centuries, Torre Civica (Civic Tower), built in the 11th century, Casa Cazuffi and Casa Rella, two of the most important examples of frescoed houses in the city, and Fontana del Nettuno (Fountain of Neptune), located in the center of the square. Read More [...]