Trento city sightseeing - July, 3 - PM

Trento city of the Council: Cathedral and early-Christian basilica, old town centre
Optionally Castello del Buonconsiglio

When you come to visit Trento, you have got to start your tour in Piazza Duomo, which is not just the historic heart of the city but also its geographical centre. To the south of the square you can see the side of the Cathedral, that is a wonderful Romanesque-Gothic monument. It still conserves the ruins of the previous early Christian basilica that dates back to the sixth century. Palazzo Pretorio is on the east side of the square and hosts the important Diocesan museum. Besides important works of art, the museum also treasures many iconographic documents of the Council of Trento. Leaving Piazza del Duomo behind us, we will continue walking down beautiful via Belenzani that has a very strong Renaissance imprint: Palazzo Geremia, decorated with frescos and mullioned windows; palazzo Alberti Colico, that is thought to have been painted by Falconetto; the old Town Hall, that used to be Residence Belenzani; Palazzo Thun, which is now seat of the Town Hall; San Francesco Saverio church, one of the city’s most important baroque monuments. Not far from here we will see Palazzo Galasso, Palazzo Saracini-Pedrotti (now seat to the Trentino mountaineer association), Palazzo Salvadori, that used to be a synagogue and Palazzo del Monte.

The tour then continues optionally at Castello del Buonconsiglio, home to the Prince Bishops of Trento and their courts for five centuries. The castle groups buildings belonging to different ages. Castelvecchio is the oldest part of the castle and dates back to the thirteenth century. It is followed by Magno Palazzo that was built in the sixteenth century and by Giunta Albertiana, built in the seventeenth century. Some of the castle’s most important rooms gather the works of some famous artists among which we would like to remember Fogolino. They belong to the Provincial museum of art. Torre dell'Aquila (eagle tower) treasures one of the master pieces of international gothic art: the “Cycle of the months”, probably painted by Wenceslaus of Bohemia, who was part of the court of prince bishops at the beginning of the fifteenth century.

- Walking tour with English speaking guide
- Minimum 15 persons

- Ticket for Castello del Buonconsiglio and Torre dell’Aquila
- Extra two hours English speaking guide