Immerse yourself in frescoes and fountains in Trento. On the Adige River in Northern Italy, the town is surrounded by the Brenta Dolomites and sweeping vineyards, meaning there are plenty of photo-worthy views. Stroll around the medieval streets and sit in a tiny square with a spritz while you soak up some sun. Just outside of town, there are trails and slopes for hiking and skiing, as well as places to try locally produced wine.
Make the most of the scenery and stay at a Trento hostel that has a terrace with panoramic views. If you want to take on one of the many hikes in the area, go for a place that's up in the mountains. Most Trento hostels include free Wi-Fi access with your stay, so you can post those shots of the Dolomites. You can travel light by choosing accommodation that offers towels and linen. Plus, at a hostel with a bar, you can relax after your journey.
The Old Town neighbourhood of Trento is surrounded by medieval architecture. Here you have the old defence walls, the cathedral and seasonal markets too. Want to get out on the slopes? Try Mount Paganella. Not only are the landscapes astounding, there's opportunity to ski and hike, and it's a stunning spot for photography. Just an hour away is Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy, surrounded by sweet towns and mountain scenery. This is the place to go for a peaceful vibe and lots of spectacular views.
See Trento's famous frescoes at the Castello del Buonconsiglio. Via Belenzani is a picturesque little street with shops and restaurants, where you can stroll down and spot the motifs painted on the walls of the medieval buildings. History fans can learn about the Romans at Tridentum, the Roman city that's buried beneath Trento. Piazza del Duomo in the heart of the old town is the perfect spot to soak up the thriving atmosphere while drinking an espresso. Or if you fancy a hike, take one of the many trails in the Dolomites.
Valerio Catullo Airport in Verona is the closest arrival point to Trento for air travel. From there, the town is around 1 hour and 15 minutes by bus and train. Trento Railway Station is your port of call for train travel in and out of the town. Frequent services run from Verona and beyond. Cars aren't allowed in the centre, so getting around by bike or on foot is your best option.