Trento is a prosperous, cosmopolitan university town that retains an architectural charm befitting its historical importance. It was here, from 1545 to 1563, that the structure of the Catholic Church was redefined at the Council of Trent. This was the starting point of the Counter-Reformation, which brought half of Europe back to Catholicism. Today the Piazza del Duomo remains splendid, and its enormous medieval palazzo dominates the city landscape in virtually its original form. The 24-hour Trento Card (€20), grants free or reduced admission to all major town sights in Trento and Rovereto, and can be bought at the tourist offices or participating museums.
The Trento Cathedral is the beautiful cathedral dedicated to San Vigilio, which stands in the square, on the site where it was originally an ancient building dedicated to San Vigilio, the patron saint of the city. The construction of the Basilica, impression Lombard-Romanesque with Gothic influences, considered among the most important sacred monuments of the Alpine, was begun in 1212 and completed in 1321. The church was home to the famous Council of Trent (1545 -1563). The Buonconsiglio castle located on a rocky hill, slightly dominating the city, was the residence of the bishops of Trento for many centuries and is the largest and most important monument of the region Trentino Alto Adige. E ‘consists of buildings constructed in different eras including Castelvecchio, the oldest part dating from the thirteenth century and dominated by the imposing cylindrical tower, the Great Palace, widening century in the style of the Italian Renaissance, the council Albertiana, dating from the late seventeenth century in Baroque style.
In the Eagle Tower, situated at the southern end of the complex, is conserved the famous Cycle of the Months, a significant series of paintings of the late Middle Ages. Currently the complex is the main pole of a museum system consists of four castles of Trentino Castle Stenico, in Giudicarie, Castel Beseno, in the Adige valley between Trento and Rovereto, Castel Thun, in the valley.
Lying at the heart of the Dolomite Mountains, near Lake Garda, Trento offers a delightful sample of Italy's best: magnificent nature, rich cultural heritage, fantastic food and wine. Trento is also a cosmopolitan city, at the crossroads of the contrasting cultures of Italy and Northern Europe; it is the home of a prestigious university where the conference will take place.