A nice tongue twister reads like this: trentatré trentini entrarono a Trento tutti e trentatré trotterellando. That sounds like thirty three trentine (people from Trento) entered Trento all thirty three trotting. This fabulous city on the slopes of the Dolomites houses one of the most interesting museums in Trentino-Alto Adige. Following the Adige river you can easily get from the outskirts to the city center, and although you are not experts in the area, you cannot fail to notice a building with truly unique and particular characteristics. We are talking about the MUSE of Trento.

Culture and science at the MUSE in Trento

It is not purely and simply a museum: the MUSE is more than anything else a place of culture and science. The building itself represents a marvel of engineering that spreads over 6 floors crammed with science, which crown it, undoubtedly, as one of the most interesting museums in Italy. Easily accessible on foot, if you are in the city center or in a few minutes by car, the Muse is an engineering wonder.

inside of the Muse in trento
Matteo De Stefano/MUSE This image was uploaded by MUSE – Trento Science Museum in collaboration with Wikimedia Italia. – MUSE – CC BY-SA 3.0

The building itself is already a real masterpiece. The shapes are designed to maximize energy efficiency, the glass walls to optimize lighting, heating and division into floors to facilitate the overview and visit of the museum as much as possible. There is no better way to understand what it is if not visiting it. Animals of today and yesterday. Science and technology seem to merge until they reach a true symbiosis.

The tropical greenhouse

The interesting tropical greenhouse is the icing on the cake. This wonderful greenhouse, located in the lower floor of the structure, has a variety of respectable tropical plants and animals inside. The temperature is over thirty degrees and the humidity touches 100%.

muse di trento - toro imbalsamato
“Muse 3” by Immagini 2&3D is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 

Just entered the museum you will immediately realize the peculiarity of the place when you notice dozens of taxidermy hanging down from the roof. Whether it’s the huge moose that catches your attention or the little hare, we guarantee that you will spend a lot of time staring upwards. From fauna to science the step is short, indeed very short. From one floor to another the scenario changes radically, and in no time you will find yourself surrounded by reproductions of inventions that have gone down in history. On each floor there is a world to discover. A tip: bring your camera.

Muse in Trento

If the Muse has fascinated you, Trento will enchant you. ‘Splendid‘ is the word that best describes it. The scenario is typical of the Dolomite cities, where a frame made of majestic trees and rocky mountains encloses a beautiful historic center. The inhabitants are very welcoming and super organized. It is easy to find a cheap hotel or B&B: just a short walk from the historic center.

muse di trento - paesaggio con lago e Dolomiti

The Dolomites

If dreams were true they would certainly be set in the Dolomites. Breathtaking views, picture postcard scenery and countless attractions for mountain lovers. The wonderful Cortina D’Ampezzo and the lush Madonna di Campiglio are a must for those who love skiing.

Muse in Trento: museum of culture and science in the Dolomites ultima modifica: 2020-02-18T11:24:45+01:00 da Dalia Grasso