Palazzo Trautmannsdorf, also known as Palazzo Salvadori, is a Renaissance-style palace in Trento, overlooking Piazza Raffaello Sanzio, between Via del Suffragio and Piazza della Mostra, not far from Castello del Buonconsiglio.
The structure was built at the beginning of the 16th century, and it belonged to the noble Particella family. During the first phase of the Council of Trent, the palace hosted Cardinal Pedro Pacheco, head of the Spanish Delegation.
In the 17th century, Palazzo Trautmannsdorf was aquired by the Tyrolean counts of Trautmannsdorf. The current appearance of the palace dates back to the same century, when its facades were embellished with imposing portals, and its internal spaces were reorganised around an inner courtyard with vaulted corridors.
After the Trautmannsdorf counts, the palace passed to the Salvadori barons.
Today, the building is the seat of the Trentino Wine Institute (Istituto Tutela Grappa del Trentino).
Palazzo Trautmannsdorf is a typical example of a Renaissance-style palace in Trento. Its facades feature distinctive decorations, including the grotesque large masks embellishing its windows, and the octagonal oeil-de-boeuf windows on the top floor.
HOW TO GET THERE
Palazzo Trautmannsdorf is located about 550 meters away from the Trento railway station. The closest bus stop is Sanzio Castello, across the street from the palace, on the bus Lines 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 17.