A walk on the Doss Trento
TheDòs Trènt, the rocky ridge on the right bank of the river Adige, is one of the three “teeth” to which the Roman Tridentum owes its name, with the Dosso di San Rocco and the Dosso di Sant’Agata.
At the time of the Romans the hill bore a less flattering name, as they had baptized him “Warzenberg” (warts hill), because it probably reminded them of an annoying wart. Under this name, it is already mentioned in the letters of the Roman author and politician Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus.
Wart or not: Purely geologically, the Doss Trento is a remnant of the work done by glaciers of the Ice Age in the Valle d’Aosta, by digging valleys and filling moraines.
Today, the Doss Trento is a popular excursion destination for the Trentino, because nature and culture can be combined here. After all, the hill is of cultural interest because of the remains of an early Christian church, as well as the Mausoleum of the Irredentist Cesare Battisti and the Museum of the Alpini Troops.
The best way to reach Doss Trento is by walk from the city. The effort is worthwhile, because here one can enjoy not only the tranquility, but also a breathtaking view of the city – one from the bird’s perspective.