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Gold Medal for Military Valor for the War of Liberation, April 16, 1976 for the sacrifices of its people and its activity in the partisan struggle during the Second World War.
- City: Trento
- Region: Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
- Province: Trento
- Zona: North Italy
- Coordinates: 46°4′0″N 11°7′0″E
- Surface: 157,92 km²
- Population: 117 070 (by 30/11/2011)
- Patron Saint: San Vigilio
- Saint Day: 26 June
- Web site: Official Web Site
Trento, Trènt in Trentino dialect, Trient in German is a capital city of the province and the region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol.
Situated between 1000 m and 2000 m high mountains the city of Trento is in the middle of the valley of the Adige river, at about 150 km far from the source of the river, 55 km south of Bolzano and 100 km north of Verona, 200 km north of Rovigo and 250 km from its mouth.
Trento has extreme diversity of territory and population. The city population is not only present in the city, but also in many centers around (suburbs), quite different from each other and still retain its own identity as urban, village, rural or mountain. The ancient city has 80,000 inhabitants (2004). The conurbation with neighboring municipalities get to 150,000 inhabitants.
Trent keeps a very close relationship with the mountains, especially with the Monte Bondone (Peak Palon 2098 m above sea level), also so called "Alpe di Trento", most of which falls within the municipal area and can be reached in a short time from the center city via the main road.
At Viote Bondone you can visit the Center of Alpine Ecology and the botanical gardens and to begin hiking to the Natural Reserve of the Three Peaks of Bondone (Cornet, Dos d'Abramo and Peak Verde).
The Origin of the name Trento
According to the Latin tradition the name Trento comes from Tridentum (name given by the Romans) because of the three surrounding hills (Monte Verruca or Doss Trent, Dosso Sant'Agata and Dosso di San Rocco).
In fact the name is much more older and has an Rhaetian origin. Its name is taken from "trent" which means divide a river in three (due to the irregular bed of the river Adige).
Despite all the Latin tradition has prevailed, to the point that the old town hall is still read the inscription in Latin Montes argentum mihi dant nomenque Tridentum ("The mountains give me the silver and the name of Trent"), due to Fra Bartolomeo Trento († 1251).
What to see in Trento?
There are many interesting palaces, churches and museums to see in Trento.
Basilicas and Churches
- Basilica Paleocristiana San Vigilio
- Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore
- Cathedral of San Vigilio
- Church of San Francesco Saverio
- Church of San Lorenzo
- Church of San Marco
- Church of San Pietro
- Church of Sant'Apollinare
- Church of Santa Trinità
- Piazza Dante
- Piazza Duomo
- Piazza Fiera
- Castello del Buonconsiglio - Castelvecchio
- Castello del Buonconsiglio - Magno Palazzo
- Castello del Buonconsiglio - Torre dell'Aquila
- Casa Cazuffi e Rella
- Municipio Vecchio
- Molino Vittoria
- Palazzo Balduini
- Palazzo Calepini
- Palazzo Cazuffi
- Palazzo Firmian
- Palazzo Fugger Galasso
- Palazzo Geremia
- Palazzo Larcher Fogazzaro
- Palazzo Lodron
- Palazzo Lodron Zippel
- Palazzo Meli Del Monte
- Palazzo Quetta Alberti-Colico
- Palazzo Roccabruna
- Palazzo Salvadori
- Palazzo Saracini Cresseri
- Palazzo Sardagna
- Palazzo Tabarelli
- Palazzo Thun
- Palazzo Trautmannsdorf (fine 1600)
- Palazzo Trentini
- Palazzo a Prato
- Palazzo degli Studi
- Palazzo della Filarmonica
- Palazzo delle Albere
- Facoltà di Economia
- Facoltà di Giurisprudenza
- Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia
- Nuova Biblioteca di Ateneo
The Towels of Trento
- Casa-torre Negri
- Torre Civica and Palazzo Pretorio
- Castello del Buonconsiglio - Torre dell'Aquila
- Torre Arcidiaconale o del Massarello
- Torre Mirana
- Torre Vanga
- Torre Verde
- Torre della Tromba
- Torrione Madruzziano
The Wall and the Doors of Trento
- Mura Vanghiane
- Arco dei Tre Portoni
- Porta Veronensis
- Porta di Santa Margherita
Other monuments, fountains and others
- Doss Trento
- Fontana del Nettuno
- Fontana dell'Aquila
- Mausoleo di Cesare Battisti
- Social Theater
How to go to Trento?
Trento is very easy reachable in many different ways as from all Italy, as from abroad.
- By Air
Trento does not have its own airport but there are many airports not so far from Trento that you can use.
Transfer service to the Airport in Verona.
For more information visit the web sites of the airports:
- Verona Airport - International Airport Verona
- Brescia Airport - International Airport Brescia
- Venice Airport - International Airport Venice Marco Polo
- Treviso Airport - International Airport Treviso
- Milano Malpensa - International Airport Milano - Terminal 1
- Milano Malpensa - International Airport Milano - Terminal 2
- Milano Linate - International Airport Linate
- Bergamo Airport - Orio al Serio International Airport
- Bologna Borgo Panigale - International Airport Bologna Guglielmo Marconi
- By Train
Trento is located along the line Verona - Brenner - Modena (Brenner railway line). There is also a direct connection to Venice with the Valsugana line.
The railway station is located close to the historic center of Trento (Piazza Duomo can be reached on foot in a few minutes). Inside the station F.S. there is also a branch for the Valsugana and the Trento Malè, leading to Val di Sole.
Check the schedules of following rail links to find the one you need:
- By Car
Trento is very easy reachable by car or bus from all Italy and from Alto Adige/Südtirol and Switzerland on the north.
- If you come from south of Trento via Highway A22 exit in Trento South.
- If you are coming from Venice Road take SS47 (Highway Valsugana).
- For those coming from Brescia take SS45 bis of the Gardesana Occidentale.
- For more information on the traffic conditions use freephone 800 994411 by the Autonomous Province of Trento.
- Go Around
The center of Trento is a limited traffic area and traffic is prohibited to vehicles, both on working days and on holidays.
The paid parking spaces are marked by blue lines. You should pay from 8.30 to 19.30 on weekdays (including Saturdays).
Take a look on the Map of Parking in Trento.
Go around the Historical center of Trento by walking to see it better.
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Map of Trento