Trento is an Alpine city located in northern Italy, along the motorway and railway which connect Verona with Innsbruck and Munich.
The city is 190 m a.s.l., along the Adige River which marks one of the main routes connecting the Dolomites and Lake Garda, on the axis Venice-Verona and Bolzano-Innsbruck.
The Monte Bondone (2.170 m) and Paganella (2.125 m) surround the city.
Verona is the closest international airport offering daily flights with the main European cities: Rome, Munich, Frankfurt, Paris and London among the others. Numerous trains connect Trento with Milan, Venice, and Bologna going through Verona.
Trento used to be an important Roman city (Tridentum) and was then dominated by the Goths and the Lumbards. In the year 1027 the city begun to be governed by the Prince Bishops. It used to be a satellite state of the Germanic Empire but it has always enjoyed a certain degree of independence. The Council of Trento was held here from 1545 and 1563 by the Catholic Church, aiming at slowing down the rapid progress of the Martin Luther Reformation. The government of the Prince Bishops ended in 1801.
Trento is the ideal town for a short holiday to spend touring musea and exhibition, castles and sanctuaries, wineries and typical restaurants, archaeological, historical and naturalistic sites. It also is a good starting point for day trips to other popular cities or trekking in the nature.