Venue & Travel

School venue

The school will take place at the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Trento (via Verdi, 26) located in the city centre, close to the Cathedral (Piazza Duomo) and 10 minutes walk from the railway station.

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About Trento

Trento is a beautiful city in the heart of the Dolomites, near Lake Garda. The center has a strong Renaissance character with many beautiful frescoed buildings, some built to accommodate delegates to the Council of Trent (1545-1563). The Trento surroundings offer beautiful naturalistic tracks in high mountains, with many lakes and ancient castles.

Worth a visit
Castello del Buonconsiglio. This castle is a "must see" attraction as it represents the main monument of the city.
Duomo. The Duomo of Trento, also known as Saint Vigilius Cathedral, is located in the main square of Trento.
Palazzo delle Albere. A representative villa, built in Renaissance style, now hosting a permanent modern art museum.
Museo diocesano tridentino. Next to the Duomo, Palazzo Pretorio hosts a permanent exhibition.
Roman ruins. In Piazza Battisti you can access the ruins of ancient Trento built by the Romans. This is actually another city under Trento.

Close to Trento
Levico – Caldonazzo - Garda lakes. The lakes are perfect for both relaxing in the sun and for water sports. In particular, Lake Garda is the largest and most important lake in Italy, every year attracting thousands of tourists from all over the world, the surrounding towns and offering many attractions and events.
MART Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto. Over 12,000 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures today constitute Mart’s rich holdings.
Castel Toblino. An impressive landscape: a medieval castle surrounded by a small lake among the mountains.

How to get to Trento

By car or coach
You can reach Trento by the following roads: Strada Statale dell'Abetone e del Brennero; Autostrada del Brennero - A22 motorway, phone (+39) 0461 980085; Superstrada della Valsugana for those coming from Venice; and Strada Statale 45 bis (Gardesana Occidentale) for those coming from Brescia.

By train
Two main lines reach Trento: the Brennero line (from Rome to Innsbruck) and the Valsugana line (from Venice to Trento).
Timetable details: Reiseauskunft; Trenitalia 

By plane
The closest airports to Trento are the following:
Verona Catullo Airport - 90 km
Venezia Marco Polo - 125 km
Milano Linate - 245 km
Milano Malpensa - 300km
Bolzano - 60 km

Various motorways allow quick and easy travel to the airports.

Getting around
Trento has an efficient city bus service (orange buses) run by Trentino Trasporti spa. Buses to nearby towns are run by the same company. If you visit the Trentino Trasporti office at the main railway station you can pick up a free timetable “Guida ai trasporti del Trentino”. Reserve a taxi by calling: (+39) 0461 930002 -