Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Trent (German Trient, Italian Trento), an Austrian town, on the Adige, in the S. of the Tyrol, 60 miles N. of Verona. Its embattled walls and towers give it a very picturesque appearance especially when seen from the N. Its aspect is thoroughly Italian, and Italian is the only language spoken. The cathedral, which ranges in style from the 13th to the 15th century, is supposed to retain some Lombardic work as old as the 7th or 8th century, The 15th-century church of Sta. Maria Maggiore was the meeting-place of the celebrated Council (1545-63). There is a large trade in wine, grain, fruit, and marble.