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  • The city owes its Renaissance style, which is rather unique for a city in the middle of the mountains, to its political and cultural situation linked to the Council of Trent, from which the Counter-Reformation period was born. It was then the seat of the archbishop, governed by leaders who believed in humanism, and a destination for renowned artists, all in a Renaissance-style setting. The frescoes ...
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  • The markets in the city's main square
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  • Just like its capital, Trentino is a region rich in traditions and very conscious of its past.
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  • Situated on the Piazza Duomo beside the Palazzo Pretorio, today it is home to the Tridentine Diocesan Museum.
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Italy

The city owes its Renaissance style, which is rather unique for a city in the middle of the mountains, to its political and cultural situation linked to the Council of Trent, from which the Counter-Reformation period was born. It was then the seat of the archbishop, governed by leaders who believed in humanism, and a destination for renowned artists, all in a Renaissance-style setting. The frescoes on the palaces continue to give the city a special charm. To be able to see them, you just have to take a walk in the streets of the historical centre. If you have time, stroll through the streets of Manci and San Marco and go up to Buonconsiglio Castle, an enormous structure once an ancient Medieval fortress and today housing a very interesting museum. Indeed, the latter boasts several works by Il Romanino, a 17th century painter, as well as one of the most remarkable examples of international Gothic art in Europe, the ?Cycle of the Months' by Torre Aquila.

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Trento: the key figures

Surface area : 13607.0 km2

Population : 1007267 inhabitants

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