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

ICT for e-mobility and energy management are key elements in Trento’s smart city measures. 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 has been promoting car-sharing of electric vehicles and limit the usage of fuel-based cars. And a set of ICT tools has been implemented to optimise the transport system within the city.

Furthermore, gamification, hackathons and citizen engagement have featured throughout the work carried out in Trento to generate ideas and to change people’s behaviour.

Here is an overview of the intervention 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).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.
  • Set-up of a Smart City Control Room to ensure acquisition and mangement of mobility data for decision-making purposes.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.
  • Feasibility study for a Neighbourhood Energy Management System featuring mapping and quantification of waste thermal energy for use in residential buildings