The University of Trento: between history and present-day architecture

Starting from the month of May 2017, some University buildings will open their doors to the public and display the cultural heritage of Trento and the recent work of some notable architectural firms.

There are two ongoing initiatives:

  1. the opening to the public of Palazzo Sardagna, seat of the Rectorate of the University, on Saturday afternoon, as part of the guided tour of the city centre organized by Trento APT, the local tourist office.
  2. “Palazzi aperti”, on Friday afternoon, with a tour of the University’s buildings  (THE INITIATIVE IS OVER);

1. Palazzo Sardagna (Rectorate) in the guided tours organized by APT Trento on Saturday afternoon

From Saturday 13 May and on the following Saturdays Palazzo Sardagna, seat of the Rectorate of the University, will be open to the public as part of the guided tour of the city centre organized by Trento APT, the local tourist office.

The tour will make a short stop at the Rectorate and continue to the nearby Palazzo Roccabruna.

For information and reservations please visit the Trento tourist office website here

2. The University of Trento in Palazzi Aperti (THE INITIATIVE IS OVER)

12, 19, 26 May and 2 June
14.30 pm
The meeting point for the tour is the Rectorate in Via Calepina 14, Trento

On this guided tour, for the first time visitors will explore the cultural heritage of the University of Trento, and learn about its history since it was founded, back in 1962, by the then President of the Autonomous Province of Trento, Bruno Kessler, up to the construction of the new, recently opened, Central University Library, designed by architect Renzo Piano.

From Palazzo Sardagna - current seat of the Rectorate in via Calepina - the visitors will be guided to the building hosting the Department of Sociology - the historical core of the University - and then to the Faculty of Law, the Department of Humanities, and the School of International Studies.

The guided tour ends in the new Albere neighbourhood with a visit to the BUC, the new Central University Library.

This unique initiative will give visitors the opportunity to look at the university under a different light: they will not see the books, students and teachers that live in these buildings on a daily basis, but walk through the corridors where the history of this young but prestigious University began and continues.

Further information:
Reservation is essential. Places are limited.
Admission is free for University students, children and teenagers up to 18, disabled persons and the person accompanying them.
Tickets cost 5,00 euro.

Booking:
Azienda per il Turismo Trento, Monte Bondone, Valle dei Laghi
Piazza Dante, 24 - Trento
tel. 0461 216000
from Monday to Sunday, 9.00 to 19.00