Although a town out of tourist’s circuits, Trento offers interesting monuments, fine museums and galleries, shady porticoes, shopping opportunities, and great ski resorts in close proximity. Set in a wide glacial valley, Trento was awarded the title of Alpine Town of the Year 2004. Our local guide will let you also feel the typical Austrian influence over a slice of strudel and a mug of beer!
It is a Romanesque-Gothic church built in the 11th and 12th century on top of an ancient temple dedicated to San Vigilio, the patron saint of Trento. The interior has frescoes from different schools. Do climb to the top of the two bell towers and get a beautiful view of the historic centre.
It is composed of different buildings enclosed by a circle of walls. It includes a museum with furniture, sculptures and archaelogical collections, and the Torre Aquila, whose interiors boast some fine Gothic frescos depicting courtlife and outdoor activities month by month. The castle was the residence of the prince-bishops of Trento from the 13th century until 1803. According to a legend, it was connected by a secret tunnel to the Cathedral.
It is one of the most important Italian religious museum which documents the development of local wood styles and techniques from the 11th to the 19th century. It also includes rare manuscripts, paintings of the Council of Trento, liturgical vestments and reliquaries.
Located in an old aircraft hangar at the Trento airport, this museum offers a collection of historic airplanes and artefacts from differents periods, a thematic library and photographic archives. If you love aviation and military history, don’t miss to visit this museum!
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