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Trento rarely makes the news these days, but that wasn’t the case in the mid-16th century. But if you are in Trento and you are looking for something to see, we will help you to discover what to see in Trento.

Look out for helpful plaques that indicate the historical era that various buildings belong to.

what to see in Trento
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Funivia Trento-Sardegna

A brief but spectacular cable-car ride from Trento’s valley floor delivers you to a pretty village -admire the vista over a grappa or two. Is a very nice experience to do in Trento.

what to see in Trento: Castello del Buonsiglio

Guarded by hulking fortifications, Trento’s bishop-princes holed up here until Napoleon’s arrival in 1801. Behind the alls are the original 13th-century castle, the Castelvecchio, and the Renaissance residence Magno Palazzo, which provides an atmospheric backdrop for a varied collection of artefacts and hosts temporary exhibitions. If you need more information you can see here.

The Duomo of Trento

what to see in Trento: duomo. Once host to the Council of Trent, this dimly lit Romanesque cathedral displays fragments of medieval frescoes inside its transepts. Two colonnaded stairways flank its nave, leading, it seems, to heaven. Built over a 6th-century temple devoted to San Virgilio, patron saint of Trento, the foundations from part of a palaeo-christian archaeological area.

what to see in Trento: Museo Diocesano Tridentino

Sitting across the square from the duomo is Palazzo Pretorio, the former bishop’s residence, dating from the 11th-century. It now houses on of the Italy’s most important ecclesiastical collections, with enormous documentary paintings of the Council of Trent, along with Flemish tapestries, illustrated manuscripts an more.

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Piazza Duomo

Trento’s heart is this busy yet intimate piazza, dominated, of course, by the duomo, but also host to the Fontana di Nettuno, a flashy late-baroque fountain rather whimsically dedicated to Neptune. Don’t miss the intricate, allegorical frescoes that fill the 16th-century facades of the Casa Cazzuffirella, on the piazza’s northern side.

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Matteo Angeloni

Photographer, social media manager, close to master's degree. I wanted to open this blog out of a pure passion for travel, places and little stories.