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st # 77 MARCH 21 , 2016 pric of Trent; it became a long-standing religious center of notable importance. After all, the famous Council of Trent took place here, giving rise to the Counter-Reformation. The 1500s were the time of Trento’s golden age, thanks to the bishops that advocated for the construction of new churches and edifices. commercial and monumental hub of the city, Piazza del Duomo is lined by splendid noble palaces (frescoed inside, especially the Case Cazuffi-Rella). The Piazza also hosts the tomb of San Vigilio, as well as the Romanesque Duomo of San Vigilio, built in 1212 on the commission of Bishop Federico Vanga – Later, in the 19th Century, it became the it was here that all the Council’s formal object of a bitter dispute between Napo- sessions were held. leon’s troops and the Habsburg Empire. It was only in 1919 that Trento beca