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Top Choice Gastronomy in Trento

Scrigno del Duomo

Trento's culinary and social epicentre is discreetly housed in a building dating back to the 1200s. For degustation dining take the stairs down to the formal restaurant, with its glassed-in Roman-era cellar. Or stay…
Top Choice Museum in Trento


A stunning new architectural work, care of Renzo Piano, houses this 21st-century science museum and cleverly echoes the local landscape. Curatorially, the museum typifies the city's brainy inquisitiveness, with high…
Brewery in Trento


Proudly crowd-pleasing and perennially popular, this sprawling 1920s beer hall (complete with fermenting brew in the corner) serves up the comfort food you'd expect: bratwurst, schnitzel and steaming plates of polen…
Museum in Trento

Castello del Buonconsiglio

Guarded by hulking fortifications, Trento's bishop-princes holed up here until Napoleon's arrival in 1801. Behind the walls are the original 13th-century castle, the Castelvecchio, and the Renaissance residence Magn…
Museum in Trento

Museo Diocesano Tridentino

Sitting across the square from the duomo, this former bishop's residence dates from the 11th century. It now houses one of Italy's most important ecclesiastical collections with enormous documentary paintings of the…
Roman Site in Trento

Tridentum La Città Sotterranea

Explore Roman Tridentum's city walls, paved streets, tower, domestic mosaics and workshop. The site was discovered less than two decades ago, during restoration works on the nearby theatre.
Cathedral in Trento


Once host to the Council of Trent, this dimly lit Romanesque cathedral displays fragments of medieval frescoes inside its transepts. Two colonnaded stairways flank the nave, leading, it seems, to heaven. Built over …
Modern Trentino in Trento

Ai Tre Garofani

While the low-beamed ceiling and deep drapery give a traditional vibe, the staff here deliver a dining experience full of new ideas and local flavours. Diners are welcomed with an amuse-bouche (perhaps a deer and y…
Cafe in Trento

Casa del Caffe

Follow your nose to this coffee bar and chocolate shop for Trento's best espresso. Beans are roasted on the premises and the crowded shelves feature some of the country's best boutique products.
Bar in Trento

Osteria della Mal'Ombra

Join the university set for good wine and grappa, possibly some spirited political debate, and music on Tuesdays.