"Cascata di Trento" ("Trento Waterfall")

Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige (Sudtirol) Region, Italy

About “Cascata di Trento” (“Trento Waterfall”)

Hiking Distance: roadside
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Date first visited: 2013-06-01
Date last visited: 2013-06-02

Waterfall Latitude: 46.06611
Waterfall Longitude: 11.10598

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“Cascata di Trento” (“Waterfall of Trento”) is a name that I made up for this rather prominent yet obscure waterfall that we noticed multiple times while both driving by and touring the city of Trento.

I couldn’t dig up any information concerning this waterfall, which was why I just decided to give it an unofficial name based on the city it was adjacent to.

Trento_140_20130601 - Context of Trento and the 'Cascata di Trento'
Context of Trento and the ‘Cascata di Trento’

Julie and I noticed this waterfall at least two or three times while driving the A22 autostrada past Trento.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t find a suitable place to pull over to admire this fairly tall and prominent waterfall neither along the autostrada nor along the strada statale (state road) paralleling the high-speed freeway.

It turned out that the only time we were able to literally stop and admire the waterfall during our visit to Trento was from either our hotel room or from the roof of the Grand Hotel Trento.

I’m sure there must be other ways to see the “Cascata di Trento”, but our experience was pretty much limited to the distant views you see on this page.

Trento_126_20130601 - Context of the 'Cascata di Trento' and some kind of tower or church to the topright of it
Context of the ‘Cascata di Trento’ and some kind of tower or church to the topright of it

So given the lack of literature that I was able to find on this waterfall, I can’t really say much regarding its longevity, the historical-looking church perched above its exposed cliff face, nor the actual height of the falls.

Therefore, any help regarding this bit of missing info would be truly appreciated!


“Cascata di Trento” resides in the city and province of Trento within the Trentino-Alto Adige Region of Italy. For information or inquiries about the area as well as current conditions, visit the Trento Tourism Board website.

Trento_006_20130601 - Looking in the distance towards the 'Cascata di Trento' with some kind of historical-looking tower or church above it
Trento_007_20130601 - Context of the city center of Trento (possible a train station) with a cylindrical structure perched high above a cliff
Trento_069_20130601 - This street decorated with flowers led to the happening Piazza del Duomo in the center of Trento, which was literally a short walk from the Grand Hotel Trento
Trento_070_20130601 - Walking the centro storico of Trento was pleasant and atmospheric
Trento_124_20130601 - Context of some kind of construction crane with the 'Cascata di Trento' way in the distance as seen from our room at the Grand Hotel Trento
Trento_125_20130601 - Focused look at the 'Cascata di Trento' making a dramatic tumble within sight of the historical city of Trento
Trento_128_20130601 - Contextual view looking away from the 'Cascata di Trento' towards this cylindrical structure perched atop a cliff as seen from the rooftop of the Grand Hotel Trento
Trento_141_20130601 - Full contextual view of the city of Trento with the 'Cascata di Trento' at the topright of this photograph
Trento_143_20130601 - Context of the Cascata di Trento with tumbling towards the base of the valley containing the city of Trento
Trento_147_20130601 - Focused look at Cascata di Trento as seen from the roof of the Grand Hotel Trento
Trento_150_20130601 - Broad view towards the Cascata di Trento and the Centro Storico of Trento as seen from the rooftop of the Grand Hotel Trento
Trento_156_20130601 - Last look towards the cylindrical historical structure and what appeared to be a train station or something well below it as seen from the rooftop of the Grand Hotel Trento
Trento_133_20130601 - Last look towards the centro storico (historical center) of Trento from the rooftop of the Grand Hotel Trento

I’m sure there are multiple vantage points of “Cascata di Trento” both within the city of Trento as well as its surroundings.

The trouble is that we couldn’t find sanctioned places to safely stop the car and admire the falls.

Trento_164_20130601 - Looking out from the rooftop of the Grand Hotel Trento, where we got the best views of the 'Cascata di Trento', but in this photo, we were looking out from the middle of the city
Looking out from the rooftop of the Grand Hotel Trento, where we got the best views of the ‘Cascata di Trento’, but in this photo, we were looking out from the middle of the city

Thus, we can only advise that we were able to see the falls from the Grand Hotel Trento (where we spent the night), which was literally a block from the centro storico (historical center) of Trento.

For some additional context, Trento was 61km (under an hour drive) south of Bolzano, 50km (under an hour drive) east of Riva del Garda, 213km (2-2.5 hours drive) northwest of Venice (Venezia), and 224km (over 2.5 hours drive) northeast of Milan (Milano).

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This waterfall is known as “Cascata di Sardagna” March 14, 2018 8:38 pm by Olga - If you take a cable car from Trento ("Funivia Trento-Sardagna") then you end up in Sardagna, a small town on the top of the hill. Once, I was walking around Sardagna and found a very fast-flowing river running through the town. I soon realized that it must be the source of the waterfall which can… ...Read More

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