What to do around Trento

Trento doesn't only host the Festival dell'Economia. It also offers plenty of other things to do and see. Between meetings, events and keynotes, you can admire the stunning beauty of Piazza Duomo with its Fountain of Neptune, the majestic San Vigilio Cathedral, and of course the mountains that act as the backdrop to everything. 
The festival venues are located right in the historic centre of Trento, or in some cases — like the Le Albere district — just a very short distance away. 
What is there to do in your free time? Look below to find some of our tips for exploring and experiencing Trento and the nearby city of Rovereto, with its immense wealth of culture and art, and the marvellous area of Garda Trentino too!

Castello del Buonconsiglio

Buonconsiglio Castle

A perfectly preserved fortress in the heart of the historic centre. What was once the seat of the prince bishops, lords of the city is now home to museum collections and temporary exhibits. 


MUSE - Museo delle Scienze

An innovative design by starchitect Renzo Piano, a tropical waterfall on the inside, and various engaging and original workshops. MUSE is one of Europe’s most important natural science museums.

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The cable car to Sardagna

Right behind the train station in Trento is a cable car that leads to the Sardagna district, from which you can enjoy a fantastic view of the city. 

Orrido di Ponte Alto

L'Orrido di Ponte Alto

Take a bus from the station, and in just a quarter of an hour, you’ll find yourself at l’Orrido di Ponte Alto, a stunning canyon carved out of the rock by the river Fersina. 

Le Gallerie

The “Records” exhibit at Le Gallerie of Trento

The first of three shows in the “Anelli di congiunzione” (The Rings that Bind) project. Three rings become the three stages of a journey bringing Trentino closer to the Milan Cortina 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The installation is set up in a unique setting, a former road tunnel.

Castello di Avio Foto Tommaso Prugnola

Avio Castle

If you’re heading towards Rovereto and Trento from the south along the A22, take a short detour to admire Sabbionara d’Avio Castle, one of the most beautiful sites in Italy according to the FAI (Italy's National Trust). 

Mart Foto Christian Kerber

MART, the Rovereto Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

Just a fifteen minutes’ walk from the train station. As soon as you arrive at MART, before you go in, stop for a moment to admire the piazza in front of the entrance and the dome designed by starchitect Mario Botta. The museum hosts important temporary exhibits throughout the year. 

Castello di Rovereto Foto Marco Simonini

Rovereto Castle

A real, genuine fortress which played a key role in the Middle Ages and WWI, now hosting the Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra. Allow a couple of hours to see everything it has to offer. 

Rocca di Riva del Garda Foto Daniele Lira

MAG, Museo Alto Garda

The imposing Rocca di Riva del Garda, an ancient medieval castle on the shores of Lake Garda, is home to MAG. The museum has three permanent sections, dedicated spaces for temporary exhibits, and the Invento workshop itinerary designed for younger visitors and families. 

GARDA_ascensore panoramico Bastione

Venetian Bastion in Riva del Garda

This recently restructured fortress is easily reached thanks to the brand-new inclined lift with a scenic view. Close by, you’ll also find the ideal restaurant for an aperitif or dinner with a view of the lake.