Trento

Overall Score

3.6

The town of Trento is located in the ice valley and is surrounded by the Alpine peaks of Viguelana, Pagagnellanele, Manteonte Bendone. Nearby are the lakes of Grarda, Ëèglico, Callejonano and Toblino. In the city flow the rivers Adedia and its tributaries – the Aviciino and the Ferribina.

In ancient times there were tribes of the Greeks, although this theory is still to be confirmed. In the 4th century, there was a Galilean settlement in the area of Trento, which the Romans claimed in the 1st century and called Trident. In the early Middle Ages, Trident was a possession of various patrons: the Goths, the Longhaurs, the Franks, until it became part of the Holy Roman Empire in 971. In 1027, Trident became a single principality, which remained in power until 1803, retaining at first the monarchy and later a fairly extensive autonomy. By the way, the independence of the principality was lost in the 13th century, when Trident fell under the rule of Tyrrol. At that time, the mining of silver in the region began actively, turning the city into an industrial center. Trento – the center of the Convent of Reconstruction, where the Trident Cathedral (1545-63) was held, played a significant role in the history of the Catholic Church. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries the pro-franco authorities ruled here, and from 1815 until the end of the First World War, Trento was part of the Austrian state. In World War II, Trento was occupied by the Germans (1943) and was heavily bombarded by allies. Unsurprisingly, the mountains surrounding the city – the center of winter and summer recreation (ski resorts, botanical gardens). There are also numerous tourist attractions. The historic center and heart of the city is the architectural complex of Cathedral Square with the cathedral church of St. Gregory (11th century), the Pretorio Palace (12th century), and the fontante nunto (1769). Nearby are St. Lawrence Abbey (1183), St. Peters Church and the Great Church of Our Lady. Also attractive are the palaces of Albere (16th century), Jeremiah (15th-16th centuries), and Raccaccaburuna (16th century). The monumental castle of Buononconcioncignilli (13th century) rises above Trento, and the fortifications and forts of the 19th century are reminders of turbulent times in the history of the city.

100 USD = 92.32 EUR

Overall Score

3.6
  • Air quality: 42 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 120,000 people
  • GDP: $31,279 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 19 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Wind
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: You are not expected to tip restaurants in Italy. A service charge is sometimes added to the bill, ranging from 1 to 3 Euros, or 10% – 15%. This charge must be indicated on the menu. Some may also add an extra charge for the diner ware and extras (tablecloth, silverware, plates, bread, etc.), this is normal.
  • Apartment listings: Immobiliare
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: MyTaxi
  • Best coworking space: Hub Trentino
  • Online electronics shop: Amazon
  • Best hospital: Trento Hospital
  • Best short-haul air carrier: RyanAir
  • Best intl air carrier: Alitalia
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1800
  • Monthly costs for family: $3600
  • Monthly costs for local: $1050
  • Meal: $8.5
  • Small Cola: $1.4
  • Beer 1 Pint: $5
  • Coffee: $1.2


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