ABSTRACT

Trento and Rovereto are two towns belonging to the province of Trento, located in the Northern Italian region of Trentino Alto-Adige, in the Alps. The Romani and Sinti population is mainly composed of Sinti, whose number exceeds 500 members spread between Trento and Rovereto. Among them, there are also Roma from Istria who have been living in the region for decades and, for this reason, identify with the local Sinti. The case of Trento and Rovereto raises some new insights into the processes of housing inclusion concerning Roma and Sinti and it highlights once more the impact of the system of the nomad camps on the life of its inhabitants. In the area of Trento and Rovereto, the majority of the persons interviewed belonged to the local Sinti community, present on the territory for centuries. The interviews conducted with Sinti confirmed the fact that some of them perceived the apartment as an imposition by the Gadje.