About Trento

The conference location is Trento, a beautiful city in the heart of the Dolomites Alps, near Lake Garda. The center has a strong Renaissance mark with several beautiful buildings adorned by frescoes, some built to accomodate delegates to the Council of Trent (1545-1563). The surroundings of Trento offer beautiful naturalistic tracks on top of mountains (e.g., Monte Bondone), around the numerous lakes or nearby ancient castles.

What to visit in Trento downtown

  • Buonconsiglio Castle. This castle is a "must visit" attraction as it represents the main monument of the city.
  • Duomo. The Duomo of Trento, also known as Saint Vigilius Cathedral is located in the main square of Trento.
  • Palazzo delle Albere. A representative villa, built in Renaissance style, that now hosts a permanent modern art museum.
  • Museo diocesano tridentino. Next to the Duomo, Palazzo Pretorio host a permanent exhibition.
  • Roman underground ruins. In Piazza Battisti you will find the access to the ruins of the underground ancient Trento built by the Romans. This is actually another city under Trento.

The environs of Trento

The mountains that surround the town, a few minutes away by bus or cableway, offer spectacular views and pleasant walks. For guests who wish to stay longer, attractions that can be visited within a day range from Garda Lake to Verona.

20 minutes from Trento

  • Monte Bondone. This is the mountain that you can see just looking west from Trento down town. It can be reached either by bus, by car or by cable-car for hiking, for enjoying the landscape or just for having some traditional food in the local restaurants.
  • Levico lake and Caldonazzo lake. The lake is a very good place to spend some time and relax, either just walking by or of laying at the lakeside and catch some sun. If you like to practice sport, a number of facilities are available: jogging, cycling, swimming, sailing, wind-surfing. A wonderful nature path surrounds the Caldonazzo lake.

30 minutes from Trento

40 minutes from Trento

  • Riva del Garda. You can practice sailing or just enjoy the landscape in the biggest lake in Italy.

60 minutes from Trento

  • Verona. If you already know well Trento, you could visited the near city of Verona The city has been awarded world heritage site status by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture.

1.5 hours from Trento

For further information about attractions in Trento, please contact the local tourist information center, or visit its main office in: