Things to do in Trento

Our most recommended things to do in Trento

Val di Sole: Rafting for families on First River in Europe

1. Val di Sole: Rafting for families on First River in Europe

Navigate the rapids of Noce in Val di Sole on this guided rafting trip with all the gear you need for a safe adventure on the water. Enjoy a rafting option suitable for all skill levels and a route crafted with the ages of participants in mind. Upon arrival at the rafting facility, meet your guide and get everything you need for the activity, including a wetsuit and life jacket. Then, board the bus for a short 5-minute ride to the river. After hearing all the information about the activity, do some practical tests before heading off to the river to experience the rapids. You’ll start from the easy rapids and move your way up to more and more fun sections. During the journey, your guide will take photos and videos for you which you can purchase at the end of the activity. The descent lasts about two hours, during which you’ll make a stop for those who want to take some time to try out swimming in the river. At the end of your tour, hop back on the bus to return to the center where you can take a shower, relax, and eat (food not included). For those who want to try other experiences, talk with staff to plan your next adventure.

Trento: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

2. Trento: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home, enjoying an exclusive cooking show and tasting authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian "Mammas". Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. You will enjoy a 4-course menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, dessert, and drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, and coffee).

Avio: Avio Castle Entry Ticket with Optional Guided Tour

3. Avio: Avio Castle Entry Ticket with Optional Guided Tour

The summit of a spur of Mount Vignola, which overlooks the Val Lagarina furrowed by the River Adige, has been adorned for more than 10 centuries by one of the most ancient and evocative castles in the Trentino region. It has belonged almost without interruption to the noble Castelbarco family, which during the Middle Ages transformed the fortress into a small feudal court, frequented by artists and intellectuals. The great scale of the complex – which is evident even at a distance thanks to the visual impact of the perimeter of crenellated walls and defensive towers that today encircle a lush garden of vines and cypresses – is counterbalanced by the attractiveness of the extraordinary frescoes that adorn the interiors of the Room of Love and the Keep, dating from the mid-14th century. While war and the military arts are celebrated in the former through delicate decorations and captivating frescoes, which offer an authentic encapsulation of the knightly customs of the time, in the latter the focus is very much on courtly love. In the renowned “Love Room”, amid darts that pierce the hearts of an elegantly dressed lady and a passionate knight, Love mounts an impetuous steed, infusing the entire space with a lively rhythm. The complex is reached via a route that meanders between the vineyards and skirts the southern edge. The wide downward slope that opens before the visitor is a sequence of terraces supported by stone walls, embellished by rows of vines and slender cypresses. Avio is a place of unexpected contrasts and is suitable even for youngsters who, by engaging with game-based trails, can have fun learning about the stories and characters who have brought the castle to life over the centuries.

Trento: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

4. Trento: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Trento: Market Tour and Meal

5. Trento: Market Tour and Meal

Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, as local cooks share their wisdom with you, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Visit the local market and learn how to recognize the best produce from the land. Enjoy the atmosphere of an Italian local market and get a real feel for the way of life here. Return to the home of your private cook, and attend a private cooking demonstration. Listen as your host shares local cooking secrets and traditions, while preparing one of the dishes right in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, dessert. Drinks included are water, a selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, and coffee. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.

Trento: Market Tour and Private 3-Recipe Home Cooking Class

6. Trento: Market Tour and Private 3-Recipe Home Cooking Class

Go food shopping like a local, enjoying the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land. Then, immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruits of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

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What people are saying about Trento

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 35 reviews

This was such an amazing experience! The location was a 17th Century home with original artwork and fixtures. The hosts were friendly and delightful. I made 3 dishes and learned new techniques and recipes. I highly recommend doing this!