Squares, typical stores, castles, and museums: discover with us what to see in Trento in one day, and also where to sample typical delicacies.

Splendid palaces, atmospheric streets, castles, churches, and great food: all this – and much more – is Trento, a gem set in the beautiful setting of the Dolomites. In the past, we have already taken you to visit it on a two-day itinerary, but today we want to offer you the must-see stops if you only have one day to spend in the city. With our tips, your trip to Trento will undoubtedly be an unforgettable experience!

Visiting Trento in a day: out and about in the morning and the charm of downtown

A proper visit to Trento must start with the historic old town, its main streets, and the beautiful Cathedral Square, with the Cathedral of San Vigilio, the Praetorian Palace, and the imposing Neptune Fountain. A fun fact: in the square, there is also a smaller fountain, the Eagle Fountain, which has a statue of the animal (according to legend, petrified by a spell) at its top.

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Let’s continue to the beautiful Cesare Battisti Square: you may have already seen it dressed up for the Christmas markets in Trent, but now you can rediscover it in its “normal” (but still striking) guise. From here, you can take the Galleria dei Legionari Trentini (note the large and controversial mosaic dedicated to the “donna del Fascio”) and arrive in front of the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, with its Gothic bell tower with bright green tiles.

Trento in a day: lunch at the Fosterbräu

It’s time to have something to eat: for lunch, we recommend you go to Fosterbräu, the restaurant of the famous Forst brewery, where you can try all the typical local specialties, such as cold cuts and cheeses, tortél (potato pancake) and various meat dishes, accompanied by pretzel bread.

What to see in Trento in a day: afternoon shopping, castles and museums

After tasting the best of Trentino’s culinary tradition, you will surely want to bring home a “piece”: for this reason, we recommend you to take a shopping break at the “Maso del Speck”,

where you can buy würstel, lard, salted meat, deer ham and much more. Then, our itinerary continues on via Belenzani, the most characteristic street in Trento that houses the most beautiful buildings in the city and many special shops.

Castelli più belli - Trento credits Jakub Hałun

© Jakub Hałun

A visit to the Castlleo del Buonconsiglio, symbol of the city and seat of the Princes Bishops, which hosts interesting exhibitions. And if you have already been to the famous MUSE, on this occasion we recommend visiting another museum, the Aeronautics Museum, dedicated to aviation pioneer Gianni Caproni, which tells the fascinating story of the industry through many relics and testimonies.

See Trento in one day, wrap up in style… a typical dinner

Undecided on where to dine after admiring all this beauty? Take a look at our selection of Trento’s best restaurants, or choose the “Scrigno del Duomo”, an eatery listed in the Michelin Guide and located in a beautiful building overlooking the central square. Their strong point is the menu, which combines simpler regional dishes with sophisticated and creative options.

Mangiare a Trento - Osteria Le Due Spade 2

© Osteria Le due spade

Travel to Trento with Italo

Ready for an intense day discovering the wonders of Trento? To get to the city in the morning and leave in the evening, you can take advantage of the many trains to Trento that Italo offers from all parts of Italy: the trip will be relaxing and stress-free, and you can focus entirely on your visit. And if you have a chance to plan a longer stay in these parts in the future, also check out our selection of bike trails in Trentino!