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Trento: guided walking tour of the historic centre

1. Trento: guided walking tour of the historic centre

Trento, in the heart of the Alps, has a millenary history, made up of Mittel-European traditions straddling the Germanic and Italian worlds, the evidence of which can be seen in the beautiful historic centre and is perfectly preserved, period after period, in the palaces, archaeological sites and museums of excellence that the city hosts. The visit takes place every Saturday from April 2023 to January 2024 at 10 a.m. and lasts approximately 2 hours. The meeting point is 15 minutes before the start of the activity at the Information Office in Piazza Dante, 24 in Trento. The guided tour will be available in Italian at a cost of €10 and will be free for children from 0 to 18 years old

Avio: Avio Castle

2. Avio: Avio Castle

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 Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour

3. Trento Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour

Get to know Trento at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure, you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the Castello del Buonconsiglio, Il Monumento di Dante, Piazza Duomo and many more exciting sights in the neighbourhood. After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the "Stazione di Trento" and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the Torre Vanga. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

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

4. 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.

Lake Garda: Cima Capi Via Ferrata

5. Lake Garda: Cima Capi Via Ferrata

Great via ferrata with wonderful views. This equipped path is very exposed and proceeds entirely offering glimpses of rare beauty of the lake and the Sarca Valley. At times there are breathtaking views on account of the vertical walls below. The excursion requires a lot of physical effort due to the vertical height gain involved. After reaching Cima Capi, you cross the old walkways, fortifications and tunnels built during the First World War. Don’t forget a torch to explore the fortifications on the way back.

Trento: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

6. 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).

Val di Sole: Noce River Rafting

7. Val di Sole: Noce River Rafting

The trip begins with a short lesson of communication on river, held by highly qualified rafting guides. All technical equipment required (life-vest, wetsuit, helmet) and a private bus will drive you for about 10 minutes to reach the starting point. You will then board on your raft with a maximum of 6 people each plus an expert guide. Your navigation starts right there! During this trip you will not only do rafting: you will also experience jumps in water, little swimming moments, races and competitions among boats and so much more! A rafting tour like you've never had one! The guide will also show you some interesting spots during the navigation, such as castles, fields of apple trees, bridges. If you're like you might even meet some local inhabitants: bears, buzzards, herons and many species of birds. There will be time to dance and sing all together, to try climbing on rocks with the boat and then jumping off little waterfalls! During the trip, the best moments of your tour will be recorded by a GoPro set on each boat and our photographers will catch for you some memories while following the boat along the path! You can buy them at the reception after the trip. This experience is suitable to anyone who is at least 16 years old and wants to try it. It is not required to have already had rafting experiences nor to be able to swim. You only need to be brave enough!

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

8. 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.

Trento Audioguide - TravelMate app for your smartphone

9. Trento Audioguide - TravelMate app for your smartphone

You will feel like you have a tourist guide at your side who will tell you the history, points of interest and curiosities of the city. The audio contents are professionally created by a group of high-level authors and interpreted by professionals from the television and radio fields. The audioguide includes 22 audio content for a total of 70 minutes. These are the points of interest: Trento Introduction The Wonders of local cuisine Buonconsiglio Castle Cathedral Muse Museum Of Aeronautics Palazzo Delle Albere Palazzo Thun Piazza Duomo Santa Maria Maggiore.

Trento: Discovering the places of the Concilium

10. Trento: Discovering the places of the Concilium

This guided tour is designed to take you to the Cathedral of St. Vigilius, the Renaissance-era Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, Palazzo Roccabruna, passing among the frescoed houses of the center to the little church of the Holy Trinity from which the inaugural procession of the synod departed, and much more... It will be a full immersion in the history of Trent, told from the point of view of one of the most important events in modern history, the Council of Trent where prelates, nobles and ambassadors from all over Europe arrived and the city changed its appearance, becoming an elegant late-Renaissance center that still characterizes it today.

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4.8 / 5

based on 37 reviews

Exquisite lunch with all its typical local cuisine dishes. Cooking demo much appreciated. Costanza is an excellent cook and she and her husband welcomed us into their beautiful home. Very nice location in the middle of the vineyards. As the only area for improvement, it could be appreciated to combine a different local wine with each course, but what was offered to us was still excellent. Super recommended experience.

This was our first time using the Explorial app, and what an adventure we had in Trento! We were a group of five, and the mix of puzzles and exploration was just perfect. The landmarks were stunning, and we learned so much about the city's history! Also, the flexibility to start and pause whenever we wanted allowed us to explore the local cafes in between. Can’t wait to use this app in other cities!

Trento is a beautiful city and it was great fun getting to know it with Explorial. We recommend it to anyone who wants to do something different from the usual tours.

A very well-built and entertaining game. I'll play it again in another city.

Beautiful city and very kind and competent guide. Magnificent experience