Civic Tower

The unmistakable symbol of the city of Trento

Cultural exhibitions and events

Visiting the Civic Tower is a must to admire Trento from above! With its 45 meters of height, it is an unmistakable symbol of the city.

The tower overlooks the beautiful Piazza Duomo, dominated by the Cathedral and embellished by the Neptune fountain.

It was built in year 1150 on the remains of Porta Veronensis, the ancient gate to Trento (Tridentum), along the Claudia Augusta way, in the Roman age. 

Erected in close connection with the bishop's residence, it was also a place used for administrative purposes and, until the late 19th century, as a men's and women's prison.

A fundamental point of reference for all citizens, the tower used to regulate civil life by marking urban and secular time with its clock; it summoned citizens or warned them in case of danger with its two bells, called "della renga" and "della rason."

The recent restoration of the Tower makes it possible to rediscover it by visiting eight of its twelve levels. 

Access to the Tower and guided tours are made possible thanks to an agreement signed between the City of Trento, owner of the building, and the Tridentine Diocesan Museum.


€ 5.00 in addition to the Museum entrance ticket. Access to the Tower includes a one-hour guided tour. The ticket for visiting the Tower cannot be sold separately from the Museum entrance ticket. Buy online here.

€ 12.00 full price (Combined ticket Tower + Tridentine Diocesan Museum + Early Christian Basilica of Saint Vigilius 

€ 10.00 reduced price (Combined ticket Tower + Tridentine Diocesan Museum + Early Christian Basilica of Saint Vigilius)

Those eligible for free admission to the Museum will only pay the €5 admission fee to the Tower. Specifically: Guest Card Trentino, I.C.O.M. Cardholders, Law Enforcement Officers on duty, Journalists with card, duly licensed tour guides, Accompanying Teachers.
Reduced ticket applies to: visitors aged 15 to 26, over 65, ACI, ACLI and CTA ACLI members, Unione Sportiva ACLI, SICET, Acli Terra, Lega Consumatori, FAP Acli, ARCI, AreAArte Card, ASAT, Assointesa, CTG Centro Turistico Giovanile, FAI Fondo per l'ambiente italiano, FeCCRiT, Fondazione Comunità Solidale, MCL Brescia (Movimento Cristiano Lavoratori), NOI Associazione, Touring


The uniqueness of the route requires a restricted access of the public, who will be able to visit the building only by guided tour (duration 1 hr) and according to pre-established shifts.

Places available for each tour are limited to a maximum of ten participants.
You can buy tickets at the ticket office of the Tridentine Diocesan Museum or purchase them online here

The ascent to the Tower is by foot only (elevator not present), overcoming a height difference of 156 steps. For safety reasons, the visit to the tower is precluded for people less than 5 feet/1.20 m tall; it is not recommended for people with mobility difficulties, heart patients, asthmatics, those suffering from vertigo and claustrophobia.

Children under the age of 14 are allowed only if accompanied by an adult.

It is forbidden to go up with bags, backpacks and/or containers of any kind or shape, which must be deposited at the ticket office. The use of cameras and video cameras is permitted. Participation is subject to the signing of a waiver in which the visitor, informed about the characteristics of the route to the Tower, declares that he/she assumes all responsibility for any accidents caused by misbehavior or physical conditions unsuitable for the visit.

The Tower is not accessible to people with disabilities.

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