In the area
The historical Centre of Trento
The historical centre of Trento is in walking distance. It is easy to walk down along the Salita Filippo Manci rise – actually, anyone can walk down, but only those who are in good shape should walk back up again. Along the way, there are all kinds of plants to see, and you come to the Cornicchio bridge over the waterfall that provides water to Italy’s first hydroelectric plant (built by the Austro-Hungarian Empire).
The Orrido of Ponte Alto
The Orrido di Ponte Alto is just a Km from the “Trento nel Verde” B&B, and easily reachable by car. It is a deep canyon that can be visited on weekends by booking in advance. It was carved by the rough waters of the Fersina torrent over thousands of years. Here, in the Sixteenth century, some of the oldest water works in the world were built, to prevent flooding in the city. The two weirs create spectacular waterfalls, more than 40 metres high, which make their way through layers of red rock, creating spectacular light effects..
The Filippo Manci Rise
The “Trentino nel Verde” B&B is delimited to the south by the Salita Filippo Manci rise (Manci was one of Garibaldi’s soldiers), which divides the B&B facility from the little church dedicated to Gianantonio Manci (a partisan). Walking down the Salita Manci rise, you reach the historical centre in just a couple of kilometres. This route is worth following because it crosses particularly interesting natural and historical environments. Beware of the climb back up. If you are not in good shape, it is best to take bus no. 5 in Piazza Venezia and get off in Mesiano.