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Experience in Trento, Italy by Marta

Published by Marta Schwarz — 6 months ago

0 Tags: Erasmus experiences Trento, Trento, Italy


What is it like to live in Trento? Would you recommend it? What is the city like?

It is a very nice and quaint place to live, though it is more family oriented than student oriented, both entertainment wise and price wise. You are within a stone throw away from some of the most beautiful mountains in Europe so if you like hiking, this is the place to be.

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How much does it cost to live in Trento?

Trento is a relatively pricey city compared to other Italian cities. That being said, if you need to stick to a tiny budget, there are many discount supermarkets you can get groceries from. Furthermore, there is always the farmer's market where you can get fresh produce for a relatively cheap price.

What is the food like? What are your favourite dishes?

The food isn't the best. If you like German/Austrian cuisine it will be right up your alley. My favourite dish is the "tortel di patate" which is basically a potato frittata, not very fancy.

What places would you recommend visiting in Trento?

As far as museums go, I'd reccomend "Castello del Buonconsiglio", "Galleria Civica", "Museo Diocesano" and the real Neptune statue (not the one on the fountain). You should also make time for a quick tip to the village of Sardagna and to Doss Trento, a hill with a nice viwing spot.

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Is it good to eat out in Trento? Can you tell us your favourite spots?

While I was talking with my friends, these are the best pizzerias we agreed on.

  1. "Corallo" is a bit out of town but has the best Neopolitan Pizza, according to some. It isn't in the city centre, but you can easily reach it by bus.
  2. "Filippone" is a down to earth, Apulian pizza place which is pretty cheap and very good.
  3. "Albert"is a very good pizza place that uses mozzarella from "la Latteria del Sole", which is one of the best places where you can eat km 0 dairy products. It is pricier than other pizzerias.

Is the nightlife good in Trento? Where is good to go?

I'm personally not a person who likes clubbing so I don't have many tips regarding nightlife. There is a very down to earth and cheap place in the city centre called "Scaletta" where many students go for cheap drinks.

What advice would you give future students heading to Trento?

At a first glance, Trento may appear dull and boring. If you look closely, though, you'll have the chance to see that there are many opportunities to have fun. So stay tuned with the local theatre, stay on the look out for festivals like "Festival dell'Economia" or "Festival della Montagna" and you'll see how resourceful Trento can be.

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