Trento, (English: Trent, German: Trient), is a bit of an upmarket town in the northeast of Italy. History made it a proud town, with a number of large manors outside of the town, where bishops used to come for holidays. Nowadays it is one of the most expensive towns in Italy, with the wealth from farming, wine, and high-tech industries. At Easter the fields around Trento are in bloom with apple blossoms.
The town centre is more or less a pedestrian area, and walking around the historic centre you can see a number of outdoor frescos on historic buildings. In the past the river Adige flowed right outside the centre where now Torre Verde is.
Apart from the council of Trento, which gathered in Trento in the sixteenth century for many periods of several years, which dominates the town centre, there is one other noteworthy historical event, related to Judaism. A little boy, named Simione, died about five hundred years ago. The event was blamed on the Jews, with stories of Pagan rituals. Fictional scenes are depicted on two plaqettes on via Roma. Therefore all Jewish men were killed, while women and children were expelled. The Jews put a ban on Trento in return. In the 1990's relations between Trento and the Jewish community improved when the Trentini stopped (officially) honouring Simione as a martyr, and the ban was lifted. A plaquette in a little alley off via Roma commemorates this occasion.
Trento is located on the main train line between Italy and Austria/Germany. There is a regional train line to Malè and to Bassano di Grappa, with two daily trips to Venice and Padova.
The best way to get around the city is on foot or by bike. The city center is closed off to traffic and small and pleasant to walk. The beautiful mountains surrounding Trento can be reached easily using public transportation (the blue buses. The bus station is between the train station and the hostel).
Rental bike service companies, easy biking itineraries at Trento Region.
On recommend bike rides with specialized rental bike company, Mira, Venice, this company can make Trentino easy biking tours with bike hire and guide services on the road with exclusive naturalistic, quitness sceneries and little traffic on the roads. Bike delivery at b&b, hotels and railway stations with a small fee. Free estimate costs from customer service.
Trento offers a number of activities throughout the year:
Trento offers a variety of restaurants of different price ranges.
Trento is famous for its local wines, relatively unknown outside of Italy, including the Teroldego wine. There are numerous wine bars that sell wine and small plates of cheese / ham. One good wine bar is 'La Sgeva' in Via Brennero, just north of the city center.
'Il simposio' is popular with university students.