Trento lies at 190 metres altitude in the wide glacial Adige river valley, in the heart of the natural and historical itineraries between lake Garda and the Dolomites. The city has a rich history and represents a crossroads between the contrasting cultures of the Mediterranean world and Northern Europe. Thanks to its positions, the area has developed with an open-minded outlook towards the outside world and increased its potentials in terms of resources and opportunities.
Trento and its surroundings are full of extraordinary beauty, with unique mountains (as the Dolomites, included in Unesco World Heritage in 2009) and nearly 300 lakes, scattered across the region and offering a mouthwatering range of holiday experiences. Visitors can take a break from the ordinary life and enjoy the relaxing natural environment. The region also offers a unique opportunity also for people who prefer a more action-packed experience and exciting outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, windsurfing, rafting or climbing.
Events such as exhibitions, traditional costume festivals, typical markets, historical and international festivals usually take place in the city centre but also up in the mountains as the popular Sounds of Dolomites, a seducing music festival that each summer attracts thousands of visitors.
How to reach Trento
Trento is very easy to reach by car or train from Austria (150 km south of Innsbruck) and from Verona (90 km north of Verona).
Frequent trains connect Milano, Venice, Bologna to Trento through Verona. Timetable on Trenitalia website.
By plane, the nearest and most convenient airport is Verona Airport, 15 minutes from the Verona train station. It is connected by daily flights with London, Paris, Munich, Rome and many other cities.
The following further airports are alternative possibilities:
Trento is connected with the main airports by the A22 Brennero Motorway and by the railway.
A shuttle service to reach the centre of Milan is guaranteed for travellers arriving in Malpensa and Linate. Buses leave every 20-30 minutes 24 hours a day.
For those arriving in Bergamo (Orio al Serio airport) there is a shuttle bus service to Bergamo railway station, leaving every 15 minutes from 6.05 to 00.15; to Milano Centrale railway station leaving every 20 minutes from 04.30 to 01.00 and to Brescia railway station.
For those arriving in Venice (Marco Polo Airport) there are buses to Venezia-Santa Lucia and Mestre-Venezia railways stations.
Official Timetable: Trenitalia
The Doctoral Programme courses and activities will be held both at the Edmund Mach Foundation and the University of Trento.
Details will be available in the Manifesto of Studies.
Fondazione Edmund Mach (FEM)
Fondazione Edmund Mach (FEM) – Main Campus