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A Guide to Trento

Trento has truly ancient origins which can be traced back to the Neolithic period, the era of the first human settlements, it is a sight of great archaeological interest. The city of Trento is very important in history as it is linked to the history of the unification of Italy, having remained, along with its province, under the power of the Austrian Empire until 1918.

Trento is world famous for hosting the seat of the XIX Ecumenic Council, known as the 'Trento Council'. Visitors will find themselves immersed in the history of the town simply by visiting its sites such as the Cathedral, the Civic Tower, Palazzo Pretorio and Museum of Sacred Art, Neptune's Fountain, the Jesuit Church of St Francesco Saverio, Palazzo Thun, the Vanga Tower, the Abbey of St Lorenzo, the Church of St Maria Maggiore, the Provincial Art Museum, and the Trento History Museum.

The Piazza Duomo is another sight not to be missed as it is one of the most spectacular squares in the whole of Italy, with its beautiful frescoed houses. The 'Giro di Sass' is a local tradition, in which the inhabitants of Trento, take an early evening walk through the town.
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