Focus on Trento


"Tridentum", the Latin name that the ancient Romans gave to the city of Trento, was founded in the first century B.C. and is set on the intersection of important roads leading to Lake Garda, the Dolomites, Venice, Verona, Bolzano and Innsbruck.

Trento: a town full of art and history, a bridge between the Italian and Central European culture (as a Roman domain Trento was called  Splendidum Municipium in 46 A.D.) and home to the Council of Trento (1545 - 1563). With its wonderful monuments, Trento maintains the artistic and historical heritage of centuries of co-existence between two cultures, Italy and Central Europe.

During the 16th century, the medieval centre was transformed by Bishop Bernardo Clesio and his successor Cristoforo Madruzzo, who created magnificent palaces and chose Trento as the city for the Council. Recent restorations brought the town back to its original splendour.

Trento’s administrative autonomy is defined by a special statute, defining the Province's competences and means.

Since then, Trento has been able to renew itself and today it can be included among the most interesting artistic towns for the quality of its artistic and tourist opportunities. Trento is still an important crossroad between the Mediterranean and the Alpine areas and a place of cultural dialogue.

The most interesting places to visit are: the Buonconsiglio Castle (seat of the Bishop-princes of Trento over many centuries), the Cathedral and its beautiful square, the painted houses and the Council churches, as well as museums and exhibitions. All these attractions make Trento an ideal town for arts, culture and traditions on both sides of the Alps.

A general overview of the Trentino turistic resourses is available here:

Contemporary art lovers may check the status of the exibitions scheduled in the period of the conference here:

Fondazione Galleria Civica Trento

MART - Museo di Arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto