4th HYCON2 PhD School on Control of Networked and Large-Scale Systems


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The city of Trento was formally founded in the first century B.C. by the Romans, with the Latin name of “Tridentum”. Trento is set on the intersection of important roads leading to Lake Garda, the Dolomites, Venice, Verona, Bolzano and Innsbruck. It is dominated by the nearby Bondone and Paganella Mountains, where residents and tourists go skiing and hiking.

In spite of being a small city (115.000 inhabitants), Trento is still nowadays an important cross road between the Mediterranean and the Alpine areas and a place of cultural dialogue. Trento’s rich artistic and historical heritage is revealed by its monuments, which embody the centuries of history written under the dual influences of northern and Italian cultures, still evident today in the variety of architectural styles. Trento is well known for its Alpine Renaissance characteristics and the city was restored to its original splendour by recent renovations. Worthwhile to visit include the Castello del Buonconsiglio, the Duomo (cathedral) and its wonderful square, the houses decorated with frescoes, the churches of the Council, the museums and exhibitions which today make Trento a city of art, culture, and traditions.

Visitors can enjoy several facets of Trento and of its tradition, including its wines and typical gastronomic products. In particular the San Vigilio festival will take place during the days of the PhD school, with its many events and nightlife activities.

Last but not least, Trento is very close to the wonderful hiking and skiing areas of the Dolomites (UNESCO World Natural Heritage).

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