We the Italians March 21, 2016 - 77 - Page 35

st # 77 MARCH 21 , 2016 Art and architecture, nature and museums have made Trento a cultural hotspot. Provincial and (autonomous) Regional Capital, this city in Trentino Alto Adige boasts a long, rich tradition and some of the most important monuments in Italian history. Trento was struck at the base of the rocky spur of the Doss Trento, on the Adige River's right bank (and beneath the Mausoleum of Cesare Battisti), as early as the Roman age. The city's ancient nucleus was transferred to the opposite bank of the river, while an imposing defensive wall was constructed around it in the Middle Ages. Around the year 1,000, the Holy Roman Emperor Conrad II founded the Bisho- WE THE ITALIANS | 35 www.wetheitalians.com