A few slices of speck, some cheese and, of course, a glass of the inimitable Trentodoc, a staple of the local aperitivo in the Trentino region. There are lots of different establishments in Trento’s historic centre where you can stop for an early evening drink and nibble, depending on the atmosphere you’re searching for. There’s the elegant aperitivo offering in Piazza Duomo or an aperitivo with a view at the Bistrot Trento Alta, which you can reach by cable car. Here’s a selection we recommend, each different from the last. To see them all and find the one nearest to you, take a look at the map below.


Liber Cafè, for an aperitivo in the park
An aperitivo surrounded by trees, in a beautiful art nouveau building. This bar is a stone's throw from the station, in the Piazza Dante park. Reopened in April 2019, it offers an extensive variety of events, especially in summer. Also open for lunch. For info: Piazza Dante 29, Tel. +39 348 569 7713

Le vie en rose, for a romantic aperitivo
A bohemian corner where life has a pink tint, close to the Buonconsiglio castle. This is a bar where you can absorb the atmosphere of Parisian bistros from the beginning of the last century and enjoy an excellent aperitivo with cured meats and cheeses. Also great for lunch, with many vegetarian and vegan options. For info: via San Marco 8, Tel. +39 0461 090624

Il posto di Ste’
Famous for its gourmet panini, this intimate and slightly bohemian bar offers a tasty aperitivo with cold cuts and cheeses, paired with a good selection of wines. Just a five-minute walk from the Piazza Duomo. For info: Largo Giosuè Carducci 55, Tel. +39 0461 238093

Scrigno del Duomo, for a classy aperitivo
For an aperitivo with a view of Trento’s renaissance splendour, you can opt for the Scrigno del Duomo, a famous restaurant and wine bar overlooking the Piazza del Duomo. Here, on the veranda or sat at the bar, you can enjoy a glass of quality wine. For info: Piazza del Duomo 29, Tel. +39 0461 220030.

Bistrot Trento Alta, for an aperitivo with a view
This bar is just outside the city but can be reached from the centre in a few minutes thanks to the cable car that takes you to Sardagna, a portion of Trento with a wonderful view of the city. From up there you can enjoy the view from the tables at the new Bistrot Trento Alta, which is also perfect for dinner. For info: Str. alla Funivia, 15, 38123 Sardagna, Tel. 0461 982355