Trenta is a town high in the Crati Valley. The town's ancient name, Triginta, derives from the Latin number triginta or thirty. Trenta was founded by Cosentine refugees in the 10th century AD, in the era of Saracen occupations of the nearby capital, Magli, which eventually became one of the administrative divisions that comprise the town of Trenta. The other divisions include Schiavonea, Feruci, Cribari, Catena, and Morelli. The town itself is made up of 4.65 square kilometers (1.80 sq mi), and sits at an altitude of over 600 meters (about 2000 feet) above sea level.