Trento, Province of Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige
- Altitude: 194 m a.s.l
- Population: about 118,000 inhabitants in 2018
- Zip/postal code: 38100
- Dialing Area Code: +39 0461
- Patron Saint: St. Vigilio, celebrated on 26 June
- Demonym: trentini or tridentini.
- Half of the population does not reside in the city, but in the many Frazioni of the territory:
- on Monte Bondone: Baselga del Bondone, Cadine, Candriai, Norge, Sardagna, Sopramonte, Vaneze, Vason, Vigolo Baselga;
- North of Trento: Canova, Gardolo, Ghiaie di Gardolo, Lamar, Roncafort, San Lazzaro di Meano, Spini di Gardolo, Vela;
- South of Trento: Belvedere di Ravina, Mattarello, Ravina, Romagnano, Valsorda;
- On Monte Marzola: Celva, Grotta di Villazzano, Mesiano, Oltrecastello, Passo del Cimirlo, Ponte Alto, Povo (Pantè, Salè, Sprè), San Rocco, Villazzano;
- On Monte Calisio (or Argentario): Camparta, Cognola, Cortesano, Gardolo di Mezzo, Gazzadina, Maderno, Martignano, Maso Bolleri, Meano, Moià, Montevaccino, San Donà, San Vito, Tavernaro, Vigo Meano, Villamontagna, Zell.
The Adige river was formerly a navigable river and one of the main commercial routes in the Alps. Today Trento thrives on services, tourism, high-quality agriculture and food industry, a small but renowned university, and as logistics and transportation hub.
History - Antiquity and the Middle Ages
History - Modern Times
Eight centuries of Prince-Bishop rulers, relative independence from the rest of Europe and a strong sense of communal fate left a distinctive mark on the city's culture, which is dominated by a progressive Social-Catholic political orientation.
What to see
- Trento's architecture has a unique look, merging Italian Renaissance and Germanic influences. The city center is small, and mostLate-Medieval and Renaissance buildings have been restored to their original pastel colours, with wooden balconies.
- The Cathedral of Saint Vigilio, a Romanesque-Gothic cathedral of the 12th-13th century, built on a late-Roman basilica (still visible in an underground crypt)
- The Castello del Buonconsiglio
- Underground remains of the streets and villas of the Roman city.