Italy, Trento - Baptisms 1784-1924 [Part 2A]


Facts about Trento



Facts about Trento

  • Trento lies in a wide glacial valley, called the Adige valley, just south of the Alps foothill range, the Dolomite Mountains.
  • Trento became famous for the Council of Trent (1545-1563). It marked a major turning point in the efforts of the Catholic Church to respond to the challenge of the Protestant Reformation and formed a key part of the Counter-Reformation.
  • The Treaty of Pressburg in 1805 ceded Trent to Bavaria.
  • Four years later, the Treaty of Schönbrunn gave it to Napoleon's Kingdom of Italy.
  • Trento experienced a modernization of administration and economy with the first railroad in the Adige valley opening in 1859.
  • After World War I, Trento was annexed by Italy.
  • Today Trento thrives on commerce, services, tourism, high-quality agriculture, and food industry.
  • Trento’s architecture has a unique feel, with both Italian Renaissance and Germanic influences.
  • The famous aeronautical museum (Museo dell'Aeronautica Gianni Caproni) is located in Trento.
  • Trento is known for beautiful mountain landscapes, and the surrounding area is a destination for both summer and winter tourism.