Trento in Italy is sometimes referred to as "The Painted City" in reference to the many exquisite frescoes on the outer walls of many of the city center buildings. Indoors, too, the city is full of some of the most exceptional painted walls and ceilings created during the Italian Renaissance. The beautiful, historic center and dramatic environs are an artist's paradise and there is as much culture, heritage and natural beauty as expats living in Trento could wish for. In fact, the breathtakingly beautiful mountain city is something of a meeting point between Italian and Germanic cultures, with a pastiche of architectural styles and great transport links to nearby Switzerland, Austria and the wider region to match. The central Cathedral of Saint Vigilius, Castello del Buonconsiglio and the Piazza Duomo are some of the wonderful landmarks around which life as an expatriate in Trento revolves, while the central cafés, bars and university host a huge amount of great music, social events and contemporary culture.
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As a northern Italian city close to several borders, Trento is very well connected by road and railway to Italian, Austrian, German and other transport hubs. For travel hints and tips, expats moving to Trento may like to browse our website for accounts of other InterNations members in host cities around the world. Also, while this northern Italian center of culture is undoubtedly a wonderful destination, it may be worthwhile for expatriates moving to Trento to also research the challenges and potential issues which go hand in hand with expatriation. Our online Expat Magazine is the ideal place to find reliable information – InterNations members can find content there on everything from expat finance to family and relationships. It is often a great help to know what to expect as an expatriate, whether living in Trento or any other international destination.
Working life in this beautiful city is calm yet vibrant, set in a backdrop of incredible natural beauty and replete with as much cultural richness as you could ask for. The local community is a friendly one – the city is home to roughly 115,000 people – and expats working in Trento can expect to quickly get to know locals, as well as the city's busy international community. The city's well regarded university is a natural center for global minds and expatriates in Trento and offers a number of events and opportunities to socialize and network. In addition to that, InterNations members can get in touch with other expatriates working in Trento via the private communications and forums on our website. Between InterNations, the city's local events, and the friendly local community, it shouldn't be long before expats living in Trento find themselves settling in and starting to feel a part of this almost ethereal city.