Torre civica e Palazzo Pretorio

The Eastern section of Piazza del Duomo is overlooked by the bishop's former residence - later called Palazzo Pretorio - and by the Torre di Piazza, also known as Torre Civica, since symbol of municipal power.

The tower is currently under renovation, and therefore is NOT open to visitors.

Started in the 11th century, the tower rests on the ruins of the Roman gate or “Porta Veronensis”, which opened onto the via Claudia Augusta and whose remains can still be seen in the archaeological area underneath it.
The current look of the building, which used to be the bishops' residence until the second half of the 13th century, is the result of refurbishing works carried out in the 20th century, when previous adjustments were removed and significantly brought back the Palazzo to its Medieval frame. Since 1963 it has housed the Diocesano Tridentino Museum, whose collections feature important figurative artefacts related to the Council of Trento.

Photo: Tonino Bortoletto

Piazza Duomo 18, 38122 Trento
0461 234419

Two parking spaces for the disabled lies in via Garibaldi, just 30 meters away. The entrance to Museo Diocesano is integrated with a 7.40m long disabled access ramp (gradient of 9%). All the museum halls are easily acessible except for some rooms with one or more steps at their entrance. All the other areas are accessible by way of stairlift, elevator and internal wheelchair ramps (maximum gradient of 15%). The belfry, which is available for visits only with advance reservations, has 12 floors connected by stairs and its entrance lies on the second floor of the museum, which is accessible by way of stairlift, elevator and internal wheelchair ramps (maximum gradient of 16%). On the very same floor is located the screen for the virtual tour of the tower, while accessible toilets, with an 0.88m long entry ramp (gradient of 15%), are available on the ground floor of the Museum. Internal wheelchair ramps (gradient of 7%­16%, 84m­149m long). Entrance door 1.2m wide (doorknob at a height of about 1.25m, 10kg door opening force, 0.05m high doorstep). Stairlift (0.7m x 0.85m, maximum load 190 kg). Elevator (0.8m wide door, 1.1m x 1.4m, external controls and internal controls respectively 1.1m and 1.3m above floor level with tactile symbols). Equipped disabled toilets (0.8m wide door, 1.82m x 1.74m, 0.41m high toilet bowl with side grab bars).

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Martedì, 30 Settembre 2014 - Ultima modifica: Mercoledì, 20 Novembre 2019

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