Festivals & Markets

In May and June, churches around the city are the evocative settings of performances of the Festivale di Musica Sacra (Festival of Sacred Music). Its final performances coincide with Festive Vigiliane, a medieval pageant for which townspeople turn up in the Piazza del Duomo appropriately decked out. Call the tourist office (tel. 0461-839-000) for performance dates.

An ambitious program aptly named Superfestival stages musical performances, historic dramas, and reenactments of medieval and Renaissance legends in castles surrounding Trent; it runs late June through September.

A small daily food market covers the paving stones of Piazza Alessandro Vittorio every day from 8am to 1pm. A larger market, this one with clothing, crafts, and bric-a-brac as well, is held Thursday 8am to 1pm in Piazza Arogno near the Duomo; this same piazza hosts a flea market the third Sunday of every month.

Getting a Lift out of Town

For a breezy view of Trent and a heart-thumping aerial ride as well, take the cable car from Ponte di San Lorenzo near the train station up to Sardagna, a village on one of the mountainsides that encloses the city. You may want to provision yourself at the market and enjoy a picnic on one of the grassy meadows nearby. The cable car (tel. 0461-822-075) runs daily every 30 minutes from 7am to 10:30pm (7:30pm on weekends), and the fare is 1€ each way.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.