Trento - History, Nature and Sports

Trento is a mix of history, culture, and nature, as well as one of the cities with the best quality of life in Italy. For centuries, the prince-bishops were undisputed lords of this flourishing city. An iconic meeting point between the Mediterranean and the Continental world, where the famous Ecumenical Council was held in the 16th century.

The culture is also vivid, thanks to the prestigious University, the MUSE-Trento Science Museum, designed by Renzo Piano, the Castle of Buonconsiglio, the precious Diocesan Tridentine Museum and a museum such as the Underground Archaeological Site of Tridentum that reminds to the Roman origin of the city. An amazing sight is given by the mountains around the city, with trees and parks, and the Sardagna waterfall making the city view unique.

Trento and Sports – A special connection

The capital of Trentino is also the ideal location for lovers of sports and outdoor activities. For those wishing to spend a pleasant day in peace or with the family, do not miss a gentle ride on the bike path along the Adige river among orchards, vineyards and beautiful mountains. Cycling enthusiasts and bike professionals can experience the thrill of facing the great climbs of Trentino and enjoy many useful services such as transportations, mechanical assistance and rentals.

For those who love walking there are also 50 kilometers of trails in the woods surrounding the city, as well as some urban trekking routes. The sporting soul of Trento is also expressed in the numerous sporting events hosted such as the Trento Running Festival with the historic “Giro al Sas”, the Trento Half Marathon, the National Day of Urban Trekking and the “Festival dello Sport”, with famous guests from all over the world.

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Neptune’s fountain in Piazza Duomo (Credits: Romano Magrone)

Buonconsiglio Castle in Trento

The Buonconsiglio Castle in Trento (Photo P. Geminiani)

Muse - Museo delle scienze of Trento

Sunset on “Muse – Museo delle scienze di Trento” (Photo Carlo Baroni)