The northern Italian town of Trento (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trento ) (110,000 inhabitants) was recently voted the town with the highest quality of life in Italy. The charming town center and the natural beauty of the surrounding Alps can be reached quickly by even the hardest-working conference attendee. Known as the "painted city", Trento offers many beautiful buildings within its compact historical center. Some of these were built to accommodate delegates to the Council of Trent (1545–1563).
Most of the historical center has little or no traffic. Even brief walks during breaks from the conference are enjoyable. Culinary delights ranging from an cone of Italian ice cream to a multicourse meal can be enjoyed indoors or outdoors.
For information on the city of Trento, see the very helpful Azienda Per il Turismo (http://www.apt.trento.it/en/Home.htm)
The mountains that surround the town, a few minutes away by bus or cableway, offer spectacular views and pleasant walks. For guests who wish to stay longer, attractions that can be visited within a day range from Garda Lake to Verona.
Monte Bondone (http://www.ski.it/IT/Monte-Bondone/?s=1&).
This is the mountain that you can see just looking west from Trento down town. It can be reached either by bus, by car or by cable-car for hiking, for enjoying the landscape or just for having some traditional food in the local restaurants.
Levico lake and Caldonazzo lake (http://www.valsugana.info/)
The lake is a very good place to spend some time and relax, either just walking by or of laying at the lakeside and catch some sun. If you like to practice sport, a number of facilities are available: jogging, cycling, swimming, sailing, wind-surfing. A wonderful nature path surrounds the Caldonazzo lake.
MART (Trento and Rovereto Museum of Modern Art)( http://english.mart.trento.it/). This is major modern art museum in Rovereto. It hosts ever changing exhibitions.
Castel Toblino (http://www.tr3ntino.it/en/nature-and-landscape/lakes/lake-toblino.html). An impressive landscape: a medieval castle surrounded by a small lake (http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lago_di_Toblino) among the mountains.
Riva del Garda (http://www.lagodigarda.it/). You can practice sailing or just enjoy the landscape in the biggest lake in Italy.
Verona (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verona)If you already know well Trento, you could visited the near city of Verona The city has been awarded world heritage site status by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture.
Campitello di Fassa / Col Rodella (Eastern Dolomites) (http://www.canazei.org/index.aspx?page=393286749193287). With cable car service from Campitello di Fassa you can reach the Col Rodella for one of the most wonderful landscapes of the Dolomite are dominated by the imposing mass of the Sassolungo. There you can spend some time in the refugees, such as the Refuge Des Alpes (http://www.rifugiodesalpes.it/index.asp?lang=eng)
Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena (Brenta Dolomites / Western Dolomites ) (http://www.campiglio.to/default_summer.jsp). From Madonna di Campiglio you can have a view of the Brenta Dolomites; 40 kilometers of mountains.
For further information about attractions in Trento, please contact the local tourist information center, or visit its main office in:
APT Trento (http://www.apt.trento.it/en/Home.htm)
Via Manci 2 - 38100 Trento
Tel. +39 0461 216000
Fax +39 0461 216060