The Adige river was formerly a navigable river and one of the main commercial routes in the Alps. Today Trento thrives on services, tourism, high-quality agriculture and food industry, a small but renowned university, and as logistics and transportation hub.
Trento, Province of Trento, Trentino Alto Adige, Italy
Population: about 100,000 inhabitants -- Zip/postal code: 38100 -- Phone Area Code: 0461 -- Frazioni & Località: Cognola, Gardolo, Martignano, Mattarello, Monte Bondone - Baselga Del Bondone, Monte Bondone - Candriai, Monte Bondone - Sopramonte, Monte Bondone - Vaneze, Monte Bondone - Vason, Monte Bondone - Vigolo Baselga, Povo, Ravina
During the late 19th Century Trento and Trieste, Italian cities still belonging to the Austrians, became icons of the national unification movement. The nationalist cause led Italy into World War I. The region was greatly affected during the war, and some of its fiercest battles were fought on the surrounding mountains. After the war, Trento and the surrounding region, whose inhabitants are in vast majority Italian-speaking, was given to Italy, where it belongs to date.
Eight centuries of Prince-Bishop rulers, relative independence from the rest of Europe and a strong sense of communal fate left a distinctive mark on the city's culture, which is dominated by a progressive Social-Catholic political orientation.