Trento Province
Trento Province
Lake Garda
Province of Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige

Trento Province

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Lying directly south of the province of Bolzano, the province of Trento covers an area of 6,214 sq.km. It is bordered to the north by the province of Bolzano, to the west by the region of Lombardy and to the east by the region of Veneto.
Trento Province
Province of Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige
The province is very mountainous and is renowned for its stunning landscapes and the quality of its snow which makes it a lucrative and popular destination for skiers. The whole province is dotted with well equipped ski resorts and miles of ski slopes.

The vegetation is lush, the climate mild and this province has the added bonus of bordering one of the shores of the beautiful Lake Garda. These factors contribute to the fact that the province of Trento has a healthy tourism industry all year round and not only in the winter months.

The whole province is full of productive apple orchards and produces just over one tenth of the apples for the rest of Italy.

Trento
Trento is the capital city of the province of Trento and is a university town and educational, scientific, financial and political centre.

It is a sophisticated with modern facilities and a high quality of life with plenty of job opportunities. It is one of the wealthiest cities in Italy and its residents enjoy a high standard of living.

Although it has somehow never become a popular tourist destination the small, historical city centre contains some unique and pretty buildings. The medieval and Renaissance buildings have all been restored and are now all painted in their original pastel colours with pretty wooden balconies. The centre was once enclosed by city walls and towers but only parts of these are still visible today.


Fountain of Neptune and Torre Civica - Photo: Matteo Ianeselli
The main buildings of interest are:
  • The Cathedral of Saint Vigilius - a Romanesque-Gothic cathedral built in the late 12th century, built on top of a Roman basilica which can still be seen in an underground crypt.
  • Fontana di Nettuno - a Baroque fountain built in 1767.
  • Church of Santa Maria Maggiore - built in 1520 in the Renaissance-Gothic style. It has an outstanding 16th century portal and some unique art and frescoes within.
Other notable churches are the Church of San Pietro (12th century), the Church of Sant'Apollinare (13th century) and the Church of San Lorenzo (12th century).

Palazzo delle Albere - built on the shores of the Adige river in this Renaissance villa now hosts a modern art museum.

Palazzo Pretorio - this 12th century palace has a bell tower (Torre Civica) is home to a collection of baroque religious paintings.

Other palaces and houses of nobility are the Palazzo Salvadori (1515), the Palazzo Geremia (late 15th century) and the Palazzo Lodron.

There are several musuems in the city including the Museo dell'Aeronautica Gianni Caproni and the Museo Tridentino di Scienze Naturali.

Andalo
This is a small town but very important and during the latter half of the 20th century was one of the most famous ski resorts in the province.

Resting on a plateau between two mountains, Piz Galin (2442 metres) and Paganella (2125 metres), it is one of the wealthiest towns in Trentino, mainly thanks to its excellent skiing facilities.

Arco
Close to Lake Garda this pretty town is topped by a medieval castle and is totally protected on one side by a sheer limestone cliff. This cliff is popular among rock climbers and the 'Rock Master' is a famous rock climbing event held there every year. Mountain biking is another prominent sporting activity in and around the town and cyclists from around the world flock to this location all year round.

The medieval castle which overlooks the town is well worth a visit as is the late 15th century Sanctuary and convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie.


Medieval Castle of Arco - Photo: Sven Papke
Other buildings of architectural interest are:
  • Church of Sant'Apollinare - this church houses some interesting 14th century frescoes.
  • Palazzo Marchetti - 16th century palace.
  • Palazzo dei Panni - late 17th century palace.
Two other well known and excellent ski resorts in this province are Cavalese and Folgaria.

Grigno
In this town there are two interesting sets of caves, Grotta della Bigonda and Grotta Calgeron, as well as two prehistorical archaeological sites.

Levico Terme
Dominated by mountains this town has a distinctive Austro-Hungarian fort of San Biagio overlooking it.

Ragioli
Ragoli is one of the richest communities in the region Trentino Alto Adige and is well known for its lavish culture and food festivals.

Malosco
As well as beautiful scenery Malosco has a 12th century castle, the church of Saint Tecla (1228) and several old houses which once belonged to nobility.

Molveno
Lying along the shores of Lago di Molveno at the foot of the Paganella mountains this pretty village has a lot to offer.

Lago di Molveno was formed over four thousand years ago as the result of an avalanche. It is the second largest lake in Trentino covering an area of 3.3 sq.km and has a depth of 123 metres.

Torbole
Resting just above Lake Garda and stretching down to its shores is the lovely village of Torbole. It has a pretty harbour full of colourful fishing boats and because of its shape and position is often referred to as the amphitheatre of Lake Garda.

Revò
Situated on a grassy plain in the Val di Non, backed by the Maddalene mountain range and overlooking Lake Santa Giustina the town of Revò is not short of stunning scenery.

It also has an iron-age hill fort, a 12th century parish church (Santo Stefano) which has an impressive tower, an 18th century church with an octagonal spire and two old palaces. Trento provincePhoto: Stephen Wallis

Riva del Garda
Located at the north western corner of Lake Garda and at the southern edge of the Italian Alps Riva del Garda is renowned for its magnificent sunsets.


Riva del Garda by night - Photo: Stephen Wallis
On the edge of the lake it has a medieval fortress with quadrangular bastions and a drawbridge. There is a musuem housed within the fortress. Torre ApponaleOnce enclosed by medieval walls Torre Apponale has some interesting city gates which are still standing. Porta San Marco was built by Venetians in the 11th century and the Porta San Michele was built in the 13th century.

The town also has a medieval belfry (Torre Apponale), several old palaces and some interesting churches. The Chiesa dell'Inviolata is one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in Trentino.

Rovereto
Rovereto is an ancient fortress town resting in the Vallagarina valley by the River Adige.

There is a 13th century castle with an informative war museum (Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra) within its walls. This town also has the second largest swinging bell in the world, the bell of Maria Dolens which rings every day in remembrance of the dead.

Tenno
Tenno is home to the Cascate del Varone, spectacular waterfalls from the River Magnone which runs underground before reaching Lake Garda. The falls are over 100 metres high and have been open to the public since 1874.

Trambileno
Trambileno is the location of the Eremo di San Colombano monastery, a striking church resting on a rock ledge.


L'Eremo di San Colombano a Trambileno - Photo: Gmahlert
According to legend a hermit, San Colombano, arrived there and killed the dragon that had been causing the death of all the children who had been baptised in the waters of the local river.

The monastry is only accessible by a flight of 102 steps carved into rock.

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  • Regional Information

    • Area: 13,607 km²
      Population: 994,703
      Density: 73/km²
      Capital: Trento

      National Parks:
      Stelvio National Park
Location of Trentino-Alto Adige
Provinces of Trentino-Alto Adige
  • Comunes of Trentino-Alto Adige
    • Bolzano
      • Aldino
        Andriano
        Anterivo
        Appiano sulla Strada del Vino
        Avelengo
        Badia
        Barbiano
        Bolzano
        Braies
        Brennero
        Bressanone
        Bronzolo
        Brunico
        Caines
        Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino
        Campo di Trens
        Campo Tures
        Castelbello-Ciardes
        Castelrotto
        Cermes
        Chienes
        Chiusa
        Cornedo all’Isarco
        Cortaccia sulla Strada del Vino
        Cortina sulla Strada del Vino
        Corvara in Badia
        Curon Venosta
        Dobbiaco
        Egna
        Falzes
        Fiè allo Sciliar
        Fortezza
        Funes
        Gais
        Gargazzone
        Glorenza
        La Valle
        Laces
        Lagundo
        Laion
        Laives
        Lana
        Lasa
        Lauregno
        Luson
        Magrè sulla Strada del Vino
        Malles Venosta
        Marebbe
        Marlengo
        Martello
        Meltina
        Merano
        Monguelfo-Tesido
        Montagna
        Moso in Passiria
        Nalles
        Naturno
        Naz-Sciaves
        Nova Levante
        Nova Ponente
        Ora
        Ortisei
        Parcines
        Perca
        Plaus
        Ponte Gardena
        Postal
        Prato allo Stelvio
        Predoi
        Proves
        Racines
        Rasun Anterselva
        Renon
        Rifiano
        Rio di Pusteria
        Rodengo
        Salorno
        San Candido
        San Genesio Atesino
        San Leonardo in Passiria
        San Lorenzo di Sebato
        San Martino in Badia
        San Martino in Passiria
        San Pancrazio
        Santa Cristina Valgardena
        Sarentino
        Scena
        Selva dei Molini
        Selva di Val Gardena
        Senales
        Senale-San Felice
        Sesto
        Silandro
        Sluderno
        Stelvio
        Terento
        Terlano
        Termeno sulla Strada del Vino
        Tesimo
        Tires
        Tirolo
        Trodena nel parco naturale
        Tubre
        Ultimo
        Vadena
        Val di Vizze
        Valdaora
        Valle Aurina
        Valle di Casies
        Vandoies
        Varna
        Velturno
        Verano
        Villabassa
        Villandro
        Vipiteno

    • Trento
      • Ala
        Albiano
        Aldeno
        Amblar
        Andalo
        Arco
        Avio
        Baselga di Pinè
        Bedollo
        Bersone
        Besenello
        Bieno
        Bleggio Superiore
        Bocenago
        Bolbeno
        Bondo
        Bondone
        Borgo Valsugana
        Bosentino
        Breguzzo
        Brentonico
        Bresimo
        Brez
        Brione
        Caderzone Terme
        Cagnò
        Calavino
        Calceranica al Lago
        Caldes
        Caldonazzo
        Calliano
        Campitello di Fassa
        Campodenno
        Canal San Bovo
        Canazei
        Capriana
        Carano
        Carisolo
        Carzano
        Castel Condino
        Castelfondo
        Castello Tesino
        Castello-Molina di Fiemme
        Castelnuovo
        Cavalese
        Cavareno
        Cavedago
        Cavedine
        Cavizzana
        Cembra
        Centa San Nicolò
        Cimego
        Cimone
        Cinte Tesino
        Cis
        Civezzano
        Cles
        Cloz
        Comano Terme
        Commezzadura
        Condino
        Coredo
        Croviana
        Cunevo
        Daiano
        Dambel
        Daone
        Darè
        Denno
        Dimaro
        Don
        Dorsino
        Drena
        Dro
        Faedo
        Fai della Paganella
        Faver
        Fiavè
        Fiera di Primiero
        Fierozzo
        Flavon
        Folgaria
        Fondo
        Fornace
        Frassilongo
        Garniga Terme
        Giovo
        Giustino
        Grauno
        Grigno
        Grumes
        Imer
        Isera
        Ivano-Fracena
        Lardaro
        Lasino
        Lavarone
        Lavis
        Ledro
        Levico Terme
        Lisignago
        Livo
        Lona-Lases
        Luserna
        Malè
        Malosco
        Massimeno
        Mazzin
        Mezzana
        Mezzano
        Mezzocorona
        Mezzolombardo
        Moena
        Molveno
        Monclassico
        Montagne
        Mori
        Nago-Torbole
        Nanno
        Nave San Rocco
        Nogaredo
        Nomi
        Novaledo
        Ospedaletto
        Ossana
        Padergnone
        Palù del Fersina
        Panchià
        Peio
        Pellizzano
        Pelugo
        Pergine Valsugana
        Pieve di Bono
        Pieve Tesino
        Pinzolo
        Pomarolo
        Pozza di Fassa
        Praso
        Predazzo
        Preore
        Prezzo
        Rabbi
        Ragoli
        Revò
        Riva del Garda
        Romallo
        Romeno
        Roncegno Terme
        Ronchi Valsugana
        Roncone
        Ronzo-Chienis
        Ronzone
        Roverè della Luna
        Rovereto
        Ruffrè-Mendola
        Rumo
        Sagron Mis
        Samone
        San Lorenzo in Banale
        San Michele all’Adige
        Sant’Orsola Terme
        Sanzeno
        Sarnonico
        Scurelle
        Segonzano
        Sfruz
        Siror
        Smarano
        Soraga
        Sover
        Spera
        Spiazzo
        Spormaggiore
        Sporminore
        Stenico
        Storo
        Strembo
        Strigno
        Taio
        Tassullo
        Telve
        Telve di Sopra
        Tenna
        Tenno
        Terlago
        Terragnolo
        Terres
        Terzolas
        Tesero
        Tione di Trento
        Ton
        Tonadico
        Torcegno
        Trambileno
        Transacqua
        Trento
        Tres
        Tuenno

        Valda
        Valfloriana
        Vallarsa
        Varena
        Vattaro
        Vermiglio
        Vervò
        Vezzano
        Vignola-Falesina
        Vigo di Fassa
        Vigo Rendena
        Vigolo Vattaro
        Villa Agnedo
        Villa Lagarina
        Villa Rendena
        Volano
        Zambana
        Ziano di Fiemme
        Zuclo

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Trentino-Alto Adige Climate (Trento)
  High Low Sun Rain
Jan 9 2 3 55
Feb 11 3 4 53
Mar 13 4 5 63
Apr 17 7 6 55
May 21 11 8 35
Jun 25 15 9 44
Jul 28 17 10 34
Aug 28 17 9 54
Sep 25 14 7 61
Oct 20 11 6 74
Nov 15 8 4 71
Dec 12 3 3 77
Table Key:
High - Average monthly high temperatures
Low - Average monthly low temperatures
Sun - Average hours of sunshine per day
Rain - Average monthly rainfall in mm
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