Trento, the Painted City

The Province of Trento is located south of the Province of Bolzano. It is mainly surrounded by mountains and valleys, which form the famous breath-taking landscape of the Alps including the Dolomites. Rich with nature’s bounty and snow, Trento is a well-known destination for nature lovers and ski enthusiasts. Art and culture also thrive in this Alpine city as it houses several charming villages, castles and cultural hotspots such as the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and the MUSE (Museo delle Scienze). It has been classified annually as one of the top five Italian cities for providing optimal quality of life.



square km of land




established the Council of Trent


named Alpine Town of the Year

All the actions in Trento

New retrofitting techniques and energy-efficient systems that relies heavily on ICT will be installed to the different buildings in Trento. Moreover, new renewable energy resources and novel combined heating and cooling systems will be installed in selected sites to boost the efficiency of the city’s district heating network.

The Municipality also wants to push for their Urban Mobility plan, which plans to promote car-sharing of electric vehicles and limit the usage of fuel-based cars. Also in this plan are a set of ICT tools, which will be implemented to optimize the transport system within the city.

A detailed list of the solutions are listed according to the different sectors and areas:

    • Feasibility study and co-financing of a last mile logistics center with electric vehicles: a logistic warehouse located outside the historical center that collects the goods from the “traditional” couriers and handles deliveries in the center with electric vehicles only.
    • Promotion of electric mobility, thanks to a plan to develop the network of charging points and the introduction of electric vehicles in the municipal car park in the car-sharing service.
    • Feasibility study for a storage system for the recharging of electric vehicles.
    • New licensing rules for taxis (emission limits to encourage the use of electric vehicles, plug-ins or hybrids).
  • ICT
    • Installation of a sensor network to collect data on the environment, energy, mobility, safety and waste collection. The data will be processed and made available in real time to the administration and citizens through a dashboard and used to create advanced online services.
    • Creation of a participation portal where citizens can actively contribute to the smart evolution of the city.
    • Installation of some smart points: advanced information points that will make the data collected by the sensors be usable and will provide other services such as the intelligent public lighting system.
    • Energy refurbishment and upgrading of the technological systems of three towers in the northern part of the complex (164 apartments for a total amount of 15,000 square meters). Among the main interventions: the realization of photovoltaic systems, a heat pump based on geothermal heat pumps, an innovative ventilated façade and an advanced system for monitoring consumption.
    • The interventions require an investment of over 10 million euros, and they aim to reduce the total energy needs of buildings by 50%.