THE TOURNAMENT: ITF MEN Italy F2 Trentino
From 02/27 to 03/05
Money prize: $ 25,000
Surface: Carpet indoor
Tournament Location: ATA Battisti Trento – Via Fersina 21, 38123 Trento, Italy
How to get: ATA Battisti is far less than 5 km and 10 minutes driving by central station. In the town there is also a regional airport which is very close to tennis venue (3,3 km/6 min driving).
Main players: Jonathan Eysseric (Fra) – Laurynas Grigelis (Lit) – Attila Balasz (Hun) – Sam Barry (Irl) – Peter Michnev (Cze) – Antal Van Der Duim (Ned) – Marek Jaloviec (Cze) – Alessandro Bega (Ita) – Edoardo Eremin (Ita) – Nils Langer (Ger)
THE TOWN: Known as one of the Italian town with the highest quality of life, Trento is a bit of an upmarket town in the northeast of Italy. Lonely Planet writes about it: “Trento rarely makes the news these days, but that wasn’t the case in the mid-16th century. During the tumultuous years of the Counter-Reformation, the Council of Trent convened here, dishing out far-reaching condemnations to uppity Protestants. Modern Trento is far from preachy; instead it’s quietly confident, liberal and easy to like. Bicycles glide along spotless streets fanning out from the atmospheric, intimate Piazza del Duomo, students clink spritzes by Renaissance fountains and a dozen historical eras intermingle seamlessly amid stone castles, shady porticoes and the city’s signature medieval frescoes. While there’s no doubt you’re in Italy, Trento does have its share of Austrian influence: apple strudel is ubiquitous and beer halls not uncommon. Set in a wide glacial valley guarded by the crenulated peaks of the Brenta Dolomites, amid a patchwork of vineyards and apple orchards, Trento is a perfect jumping-off point for hiking, skiing or wine tasting. And road cycling is huge: 400km of paved cycling paths fan out from here.”
3 TOP ATTRACTIONS:
- Duomo Square
- Dolomites – Catinaccio Group
- MUSE – Science Museum
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Hotel Venezia. Boasting a central location right on Trento’s Piazza Duomo, this beautiful ** hotel offers spacious rooms with parquet floors and free Wi-Fi. Price for a cozy double room is 84 per night with free wifi and breakfast included.
- Hotel America. Located in a pedestrian zone at 5 minutes walking from Buonconsiglio Castle, this excellent *** hotel is rated 9.0 on Booking. It features free wifi, a bar and a tasty restaurant and offers modern double rooms at 87€ per night or 102€ with breakfast.
- Grand Hotel Trento. Wonderful **** hotel rated 9.2 on Booking and voted among Hotels of the Year 2016. GH Trento is an impressive elliptic building in the city centre and offers a spa, a gourmet restaurant, and elegant soundproofed room with wooden furniture. Price for a 21 mq2 classic double room starts from 125€ per night with free wifi and breakfast included.
Enjoy this amazing TennisTrip in Trentino!