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A hike in six legs from Trento to Madonna di Campiglio, passing through Valle dei Laghi.
Hiking boots on your feet and backpack on your back for one of the most beautiful trails in Trentino: the Sentiero di San Vili.

  Sentiero di San Vili

Opened in 1988 by the S.A.T. (Trento Mountaineering Association), the trail connects the city of Trento with Madonna di Campiglio, that is the Adige Valley with the BRENTA Dolomites, covering almost 100 kilometres. The trail, which can also be followed in the opposite direction, from the mountain towards the city, is conveniently divided into six legs, each of which is a complete and satisfying hike on its own.
If you are in search of panoramic, historical and naturalistic emotions - perhaps to be captured on camera - this trail will really surprise you.

Sentiero di San Vili. Trento - Madonna di Campiglio
The trail can also be defined as a "path of memory", since it follows the route taken by the Patron of Trento, Saint Vigilius (S. Vili in the ancient language of the Trentino people) who was the first, in 400 AD, to travel the paths and roads of the mountains in his evangelization work. Saint Vigilius is a well-known figure throughout Trentino-South Tyrol, and there are numerous churches and chapels dedicated to his memory throughout the area, the most important of which is the Cathedral of Trento, built on the location of his burial.

Tagliata di Cadine - Forte di CadineThe trail starts from Trento, going through the Vela hamlet, where the first neolithic settlements were discovered, testifying to the uninterrupted presence of man in the Alpine valleys since the Mesolithic age (7,000-8,000 BC). It then continues towards Madonna di Campiglio, the Adamello-Brenta Nature Park and, further up, to Campo Carlo Magno, where farmer families of Val Rendena, Val di Sole and Val di Non used to meet to make hay.
The trail is divided into the following six legs:

  • 1st leg: Vela - Laghi Lamar – Covelo
  • 2nd leg: Covelo - Moline (S. Lorenzo in Banale)
  • 3rd leg: Moline (S. Lorenzo in Banale) - Irone (Airone)
  • 4th leg: Irone (Airone) - Passo Daone (Prà da l'Asen)
  • 5th leg: Passo Daone – Pinzolo
  • 6th leg: Pinzolo - Madonna di Campiglio

Length: 106.9 Km
Cumulative elevation gain: 3,772 m
Cumulative elevation loss: 2,454 m
Actual walking time: 35 hours

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Discovering the amazing deep canyon of Trento

The gorge near Ponte Alto has attracted inhabitants and tourists from the city of Trento since the 1800s. The so-called "Orrido" is a deep canyon carved by the river Fersina over thousands of years.

Orrido di Ponte Alto, Trento

Here, in the 1500s some of the most ancient hydraulica works in the world were built, in order to protect the city from floods. Two weirs give rise to magnificient 40m high water falls that flow through red rocks, thus creating spectacular light effects. For security reasons, the Orrido can be visited only with a guide.

Il canyon dell'Orrido di Ponte Alto
For further information it is possibile to contact the Tourist Board of Trento, Monte Bondone and Valle dei Laghi by email at info@discovertrento.it or by phone call at 39 0461 216000.

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Orrido di Ponte Alto

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  1. Historical shops of Trento
  2. The 7 best typical taverns of Trento


Discovering the city's historical commercial tradition
Do you love shopping? Would you like to discover the real commercial tradition of Trento? In the city there are many historical shops, that have been around for a very long time, and can boast a tradition of trade and hospitality that has crossed the decades to reach the present day. All businesses and craft shops that have been running for more than fifty years, maintaining traces and evidence in the store of their business's roots in time, are awarded the qualification of Bottega Storica Trentina. Thanks to the presence - in the shops - of elements, instruments, equipment and documents of particular historical, artistic, architectural, environmental and cultural importance, it is possible to discover the authentic tradition behind these historical places.

Antica Trattoria al Volt

Antica Trattoria Al Volt - via S. Croce 16 - has been working in the city for more than a hundred years, and offers traditional dishes from the region, strictly prepared in a homemade style. The local furniture, like the old countertop and some of the pictures, are clear proof of its long history.

Bar Fiorentina

The rooms that are home to Bar Fiorentina - the same since it first opened - are part of a building that the Superintendency for Architectural Heritage has listed as "historically important".

Bar pasticceria Mazzoleni

The bar and pastry shop in Piazza General Cantore 28 - which has always been managed by the Mazzoleni family - has some truly loyal customers. So much so, that over the years it has become an important meeting and social point for the Cristo Re neighbourhood.
The pastry production business began in the laboratory in via Antonio da Trento in 1957, and was moved to the current location, together with the bar, at the end of 1959.
In the bar and pastry shop, you can truly soak in history, thanks to original furniture and objects, like the glass vases containing sweets, sold by weight, and the scale. Hanging on the wall, there is a newspaper article celebrating fifty years of management.

Bar Tre Portoni

The "Tre Portoni" Bar began its activity in 1937, and has seen a long series of managers in the building located in Via Santa Croce, originally no. 12 and later changed to no. 48.

Bazar Moser

Managed by the same family since it was first opened, the Bazar in Gardolo has never changed name or location. It is situated in a building dating back to the Fifteenth century, in the historical centre of the suburb.

Birreria Pedavena

For years it has been a food and beverage reference point for locals and tourists. The shop has been on the same premises since it first opened in 1921, with the same sign. The refurbishment and extension work carried out in 2002 transformed the adjacent bocce pitch into an extensive circular hall, furnished in vintage style, with wooden tables and copper casks for craft beer gravity pouring. The shop also has furniture and documents of particular historical interest, such as wooden ceilings, all the furniture in the original rooms, wood and glass cabinets, glasses and beer glasses in various sizes, and two wooden barrels. On the walls there are ceramic plates, old prints and photographs showing piazza Fiera, via S. Croce, and the inside and outside of the pub in the 1930s.

Coltelleria S. Marco

The Coltelleria S. Marco cutler's shop was set up in the second half of the Nineteenth century by a family of knife grinders from Val Rendena.


For over sixty years, Cronst has been offering its customers a wide range of electrical and technological products.
The business, which initially started in via Suffragio, was moved in the 1950s to the current location in via Galilei, maintaining its name and family management.

Edicola tabacchi Sannicolò

The Sannicolò newsstand is located in a historical building below Torre Verde, and still has the original entrance door and windows in inlaid wood.
The shop was opened in 1929 in the current location, but with entrance from via San Martino, to sell post cards, ribbons and stationery. In 1933, it was also authorised to sell tobacco.
Evidence of the newsstand's long commercial life is visible throughout the interior, including a magazine page from 1953, an exhibit of lottery receipts and old stamps, a copy of a newspaper from 1974 and the permit from the Podestà dated 1933.

El Merican

The restaurant with bar open to the public is an annex to Hotel America. The premises, in via Torre Verde, date back to a period before the Second World War, and were rebuilt after being bombed in 1945, as well as after the flood of 1966.

Famiglia cooperativa Povo

On the building that houses the shop - designed in 1911 and inaugurated in 1913 - there is an elegant sign marking the year of establishment of the business: 1895.

Farmacia de Battaglia

The De Battaglia pharmacy is one of the oldest pharmacies in the city, and the business was established at the end of the Eighteenth century.

Farmacia S. Chiara

Managed by the same family since 1924, and previously annexed to the old city hospital, the S. Chiara pharmacy has occupied, from the very beginning, a building that is now protected by the Superintendency for Architectural Heritage.

Fioreria Stella

The flower and plant retail business was opened in April 1957, and since then it has been managed by the Trentini Family; it is located in the premises in front of the Major Seminary in Corso Tre Novembre 1918, no. 44.

Foto Cine La Rotonda

"Foto Cine La Rotonda" opened in 1935, in the rooms of the Torrione in piazza Fiera, and four generations have taken turns in running the shop.

Foto Rensi

The photo shop was managed by the same family for three generations; last year the location of Foto Rensi was moved to via Marchetti 28.

Franzinelli Vigilio

The Franzinelli company was established as far back as in 1845, with brothers Pietro and Bartolo taking nails to Trento from Val di Ledro. At the end of the century, one of Pietro's sons, Vigilio, opened the first specialised hardware store in Vicolo del Liceo, where it is still in business.


The Indal chocolate store opened its doors in the early 1960s in Trento, where Romano Rossi began his business in the trade of sweet products in a small storeroom.

La Cantinota Ristorante

For almost sixty years La Cantinota - in via S. Marco 22 - has been a reference point for all lovers of local cuisine, of music, and of all those who enjoy good food until late at night.

Leonardi calzature

The Leonardi Antonio shop is located in via S. Pietro, in the heart of Giro al Sass. Managed by the same family since 1915, the shop has always sold shoes and slippers, and has never changed its name or location. Leonardi is located in a building dating back to the Eighteenth century, maintaining some of the historical elements like the window bars, the original sign - put up by the founder - the stone jambs at the entrance, and the original frescoes and stuccos. The shop also treasures an instrument that was once used to measure the shoe string sold here. Alongside the mass-produced products, the shop has also always offered the owner's handmade products.

Moser cicli

"Moser CiclI" opened in 1933, in via Calepina, and offers not only bicycles for sale, but also a repairs and maintenance service.


The first document of the establishment of the Naturerbe herbalist's shop dates back to 1906, but the business presumably existed already before that time.

Neon Trento Scotuzzi

Neon Trento Scotuzzi is a craft business specialised in the production and sale of signs - both lit and unlit. Their activity began in 1952 in via Rosmini. It was later moved to via Romagnosi and, later still, to the current location in via Ragazzi del ‘99.
Today, the offices display old graphic designs and drafts drawn by hand in 1962, the company's old rubber stamps, a light meter from the 1950s, and an extensive photographic documentation, in addition to the designs created before the arrival of modern technology.

Orologeria Groppa

The Groppa watch store, in via degli Orbi, has never been refurbished. It is embellished with equipment and objects of particular historical interest.

Panificio Pulin

The Pulin bakery is synonymous with bread and pastries in the historical centre. The business began in the historical location in Via Cavour in 1924, and since then three generations of the Pulin family have managed it.

Ristorante pizzeria Vesuvio

The restaurant, which began its business in 1919 as a "tavern selling drinks and food", has never moved from its historic location:

Salumeria Belli

The Salumeria Belli is the oldest butchery-delicatessen shop in Trentino. The business was started in 1822 in Sopramonte, and has now been managed by seven generations of the same family.
Salumeria Belli is part of the Slow Food listing for Luganega Trentina, and this year received from Gambero Rosso, as part of a search for the best Italian Cold meats, an award for its homemade Speck.
In addition to the traditional production and sale of meat and cold meats, the Belli's also provide a significant service promoting local production, hosting students and tourists in their laboratory.

Tutto luce

The shop, specialised in lighting, home automation and safety systems, opened its doors in via S. Trinità in 1951, taking over a license from 1946. The business has always been managed by the same family, and in 2013 it moved to the current location in Via Calepina no. 40.

Zanella arredamenti

Zanella arredamenti, a furniture and antiques store in Via Rosmini, 78, opened in 1963. For fifty years, the same family has managed the business of creating lights fittings and chandeliers, points of light that are true works of art, capable of tastefully furnishing and artfully warming any room.


Dining with Trentino excellence and tradition
After a pleasant walk in the city centre among Sixteenth century buildings, archaeological sites, medieval buildings, streets and piazzas that bear witness to a history spanning millennia, there is nothing better than tasting the authentic flavours of Trentino. Discovering the secrets of the city builds quite an appetite, so why not enjoy a pleasant meal in one of the typical taverns of the city centre, where excellence meets the local food and wine tradition?
Here are our suggestions to taste the best of Trentino's food and wine.

A Le Due Spade – Since 1545

The "Le Due Spade" tavern was opened in Trento in the year of the Council of Trent to welcome council fathers, pilgrims, notables and travellers. Today, after almost five centuries, it is considered one of the best restaurants in the city, offering a cuisine that is traditional yet creative at the same time.

Via Don A. Rizzi, 11 - 38122 Trento
(+39) 0461 234343(+39) 0461 920202

Al Vò since 1345

The Al Vò Restaurant is the oldest in the city. It was established in 1345 in the heart of the historical centre of Trento. Today, it continues this ancient tradition of cuisine and of bond with the territory and its traditions, revisited and modernised with creativity and experience.

Vicolo del Vo', 11 - 38122 Trento
(+39) 0461 985374(+39) 0461 232131

Al Volt – Antica Trattoria

The Antica Trattoria Al Volt - via S. Croce 16 - has been working in the city for more than a hundred years, offering traditional dishes from the region, strictly prepared in a homemade style. The local furniture, like the old countertop and some of the pictures, are clear proof of its long history.

Via Santa Croce ,16 - 38122 Trento
(+39) 0461 983776(+39) 0461 091011

Due Mori – Ristorante Antica Trattoria

Located in the heart of Trento, near the Buonconsiglio Castle, the restaurant has ancient origins, dating back to the second half of the Fifteenth century. Today, the restaurant offers excellent dishes of the best local food and wine traditions, with care and passion.
Via S. Marco, 11 - 38122 Trento (+39) 0461 984251(+39) 0461 221385

Hotel Ristorante Villa Madruzzo

A cosy place where you can taste the best of local cuisine, a baggage of flavours, tastes and traditions of the territory, re-worked with passion and lightness, and where you can find a wide range of recipes taken from the best national tradition.
Via Ponte Alto, 26 – Cognola - 38121 Trento
(+39) 0461 986220(+39) 0461 986361

La Cantinota

Since 1879, just a short walk from the Buonconsiglio castle, a Sixteenth century building is the home to the beautiful "La Cantinota", a historical and elegant tavern located in the heart of Trento. For over a century, "La Cantinota" has been a place filled with history, where you can taste the best local cuisine, prepared with attentive selection, research, and high-quality ingredients.
Via S. Marco, 22-24 - 38122 Trento
(+39) 0461 238527(+39) 0461 238527

Scrigno del Duomo

The restaurant is one of the most exclusive places to eat in Trento. It can boast a wonderful view of Piazza Duomo and of the beautiful Cathedral. Since it first opened in 1999, it has been the undisputed centre of food and wine excellence, capable of reinterpreting the traditional cuisine of Trentino's inns and taverns in a modern and revisited version.

Piazza Duomo, 29 - 38122 Trento
(+39) 0461 220030(+39) 0461 235289

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Among vineyards and wine cellars, discovering the oenological excellence of Valle dei Laghi.
Just 10 Km from the city of Trento, Valle dei Laghi is renowned not only for its enchanting landscapes and many bodies of water, but also for its oenological excellence, including the Trentino Nosiola and the Trentino Doc Vin Santo wines. Surrounded by a beautiful natural setting, here good wine lovers can taste the authentic flavour of Trentino's winemaking tradition, in addition to discovering the excellent products of skills handed down from one generation to the next.  

In this corner of Trentino enclosed between the city of Trento, Lake Garda and the Brenta Dolomites, it is the Ora del Garda, the breeze that blows from the South before sunset, that gives the Nosiola wine and the products made with it a world famous fragrance.
It is right in this valley, among the rows of vines, skilfully set up among ancient dry stone walls, and the many wine cellars dotted around the territory, that the Sentiero della Nosiola [Nosiola Trail] runs. 

The itinerary, divided into 4 ring routes, leads to the discovery of the countryside and winemaking culture of the territory, through visits to cellars and winemakers. The trail starts near Lake Cavedine and ends at the picturesque Toblino Castle, covering a distance of 20.43 Km. The legs can be walked individually, in ring form, or in a single itinerary through the marked routes that lead to the next leg.

  • 1st ring leg: Lake Cavedine Casa Sociale (250 m a.s.l.) up to 505 m a.s.l. - Azienda Agricola Gino Pedrotti - Lake Cavedine Casa Sociale. Route length: 10.5 Km
  • 2nd ring leg: Azienda Agricola Fratelli Pisoni (253 m a.s.l.) – near the San Siro Rock Climbing Gym (439 m a.s.l.) – Azienda Agricola Gino Pedrotti - Azienda Agricola Fratelli Pisoni. Route length: 5.1 km
  • 3rd ring leg: San Siro Rock Climbing Gym (501 m a.s.l.) – Church of S. Mauro in Calavino – Azienda Agricola Pravis – Church of San Siro (500 m a.s.l.). Route length: 6.39 km 
  • 4th ring leg: Church of S. Mauro in Calavino (500 m a.s.l.) – Azienda Agricola Giovanni Poli – Azienda Agricola Francesco Poli – Azienda Agricola Maxentia – Toblino Castle – Toblino Wine Cellar (247 m a.s.l.). Route length: 8.53 km

Ecomuseo Valle dei Laghi
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  1. Aperitif with a view
  2. 10 places not to be missed in and around Trento


After a hard day's work and the frenetic rhythms of everyday life, the aperitif is, for the people of Trento, the moment they most look forward to. A small pleasure in the typical Italian lifestyle. In the city of Trento, known for its history spanning millennia and for its artistic and cultural beauty, there are many locations where you can relax in good company and taste the best local food and wine products. The "mountain bubbles" of the Trentodoc spumante, for example, are perfect for an aperitif, and go wonderfully with the local cheeses and cold meats. But if you prefer a beer don't miss out on the local craft beers.


Would you like to have an exciting experience, enjoying a truly unique aperitif in an unusual location? Just above the city of Trento, in the town of Sardagna, there is an entirely new place that offers a breathtaking view of the city: the Bistrot Trento Alta. How do you get there? By car or using the cable car that connects the place to the city centre. A unique and exciting experience for anyone wanting to experience the rush of "flying" above the city to reach the most panoramic spot over Trento and the Adige valley. 
The Bistrot offers excellent tasty aperitifs with great wines and cocktails combined with snacks and traditional dishes made with local produce. 

Strada alla Funivia, 15 Sardagna
349 872 3869


How about giving yourself a moment of pleasure with your friends or your better half in the heart of the city of Trento? Piazza Duomo, with its beautiful Cathedral, the fountain of Neptune and the Torre Civica is the ideal location to enjoy pleasant moments in good company while soaking in some of the city's age-old history. Here are 3 places to enjoy an excellent aperitif in the city centre:

Scrigno del Duomo

Looking onto the picturesque Piazza Duomo, Scrigno del Duomo is the perfect location to enjoy one of the best aperitifs in town, with a touch of class. You can choose from a wide range of wines by the glass - of the best quality - combined with delicious snacks made from typical products of Trentino. In short, a typical Trentino aperitif overlooking the piazza, which will make the moment even more memorable.

Piazza del Duomo, 29 Trento
0461 220030 - info@scrignodelduomo.com

Caffè Tridente

A picturesque location in the heart of the city, where you can taste true local delicacies, sipping the best drinks the city and the country have to offer. The cosy atmosphere and its incredible position make it one of the most popular places among the locals for an aperitif in good company.
Piazza del Duomo, 31 Trento
0461 260114

Golden Eagle Street Bar

For a flavourful aperitif with excellent Trentino and Italian wines, snacks and traditional dishes, enjoy a pleasant moment at the Golden Eagle Street Bar. The bar overlooks Via Belenzani, one of the most picturesque streets in the city, with magnificent frescoes and Renaissance buildings and a unique view of the Cathedral in Piazza Duomo.
Via Belenzani, 76
0461 986282



Discover historical, archaeological and cultural beauty in and around Trento
The city of Trento - the ancient Roman Tridentum in the heart of the Alps - can boast a history spanning millennia, made of Middle-European tradition and Italian style. Over the centuries, the city has served as a bridge between the Germanic and Latin worlds, and has been the setting of important historical events, including the Council of Trent, which turned the city into a European capital with permanent delegations from all over the world. Today, the city is a real gateway to the beauty of the Trentino region, from the Dolomites to the lakes, castles and hamlets spread throughout the territory. It is therefore an essential stop for those visiting the region. Trento is an extremely dynamic city, where culture, innovation, history, food and wine and craftsmanship meet in a perfect combination. But the beauty is not limited to the city! In fact, just a few kilometres from the centre you will find many other truly picturesque spots, that you cannot miss on your visit to Trentino.
Here are our suggestions for visiting the most beautiful, significant and typical places in and around Trento.


Piazza Duomo represents the heart of the city of Trento, around which its extensive history has developed. At the centre of the piazza lies the beautiful Fountain of Neptune, dating back to the Eighteenth century, while the beautiful Cathedral of San Vigilio and the Museo Diocesano Tridentino are located on either side, together with the Torre Civica. Leading up to the Piazza is one of the most beautiful and typical streets of the city, Via Belenzani, lined with Sixteenth century buildings, ornately frescoed.
The Cathedral of San Vigilio is the main religious monument in Trento, and one of the architectural symbols of the city. It can boast ancient origins, dating back to the Eleventh century, and it is dedicated to Saint Vigilius, the city's patron.


The Buonconsiglio Castle is the largest and most important monumental complex in the region. A tour offers an immersion in history, in terms of both military architecture and art, starting from the Ciclo dei Mesi [Cycle of Months], a series of frescoes from around 1400 that are considered among the most important in Europe. 


Underneath the historical centre of Trento lies the ancient Roman Tridentum: two thousand years of history, 1,700 m2 of Roman city in a fascinating and enchanting setting, the outcome of archaeological excavations carried out during restoration work on the Trento "Teatro Sociale" Theatre. 


The Museo Diocesano Tridentino was founded in 1903 to safeguard the precious artistic heritage of the diocese. It also takes care of the Paleochristian Basilica of San Vigilio, and hosts the archaeological artefacts found during the course of excavations carried out beneath the Cathedral between 1964 and 1977. 


Designed by the renowned architect Renzo Piano, the MUSE leads you on a voyage of discovery through science and nature, for an all-round experience where you can touch fossils and minerals, use a microscope, or enter the large greenhouse with live plants from the forests of Tanzania.


The Museo dell'Aeronautica Gianni Caproni, founded by Gianni Caproni, an aviator from Trento, exhibits the first aeronautical collection in the world, created in the 1920s. Today, it is home to permanent and temporary exhibitions, educational activities for schools, and cultural activities. 


The Doss Trento characterises the view of Trento, and presents an interesting series of naturalistic, historical and artistic characteristics. The location is home to the Cesare Battisti Mausoleum, dedicated to the man who fought for Trento's Italian identity, as well as a nature reserve of naturalistic and historical significance.


The "Gallerie di Piedicastello" are two road tunnels, used up until 2007. Today, they represent a place dedicated to telling and representing the past, history and memory of Trentino - and much more.


The Cadine Bus de Vela Fort is one of the Austro-Hungarian forts that build the great system of Austrian fortifications along the Italian border. It is a road cut-off gate dating back to 1860-1861, with the purpose of blocking off the access to Trento and controlling the Bus de Vela. Closure of the road did not rely merely on a gate, but on the entire building: this makes the structure unique among the other road cut-off gates in Trentino.


Located in Valle dei Laghi, just a few kilometres from Trento, and overlooking the beautiful Lake Toblino, the castle is considered by many to be one of the most romantic and photographed places in Trento. Immersed in a countryside of rare beauty, surrounded by majestic mountains and an enchanting body of water, the castle also owes its fame to the numerous fables and legends handed down from generation to generation. Since it is a private residence, Castel Toblino can only be visited on the outside. However, inside there is an excellent starred restaurant where you can taste some of the best food and wine of Trentino and the rest of Italy, in a fairytale setting. 


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