A place of memory in Trentino, location of the Italian War History Museum
Castello di Rovereto is one of the best examples of late-Medieval Alpine fortresses. Discover the defense towers with weapons, tunnels and the embrasures in the walls.
Castello di Rovereto was built by the Castelbarco family, near the Leno Torrent, in the 14th century. In the 15th century, the Venetians seized it and transformed it into a military fortress with a defensive function, equipped with four massive bastions. In 1509, following the Venetian defeat, was handed over to the Habsburgs who ruled it until the end of The Great War.
The castle, also called Castel Veneto, is recognized as one of the most complete and interesting Venetian-type Alpine fortifications. You will find it in the heart of the historic center of Rovereto.
In the Marino and Malipiero defense towers, you will discover an extensive modern-era weapon collection: armor, side arms and firearms, for both dueling and hunting (16th-18th century).
Since 1921 the castle has hosted the Italian War History Museum: temporary and permanent exhibitions about the history of the two world conflicts will help you reconstruct the events of the First World War, while the educational activities aimed at school groups intends to bring the younger ones closer to history. In the past, the Castello di Rovereto hosted Maria Dolens, the renowned Campana dei Caduti (Bell of the Fallen Soldiers), now located at Colle di Miravalle. In its halls, the original plaster model is still visible.
Info and map
Castello di Rovereto
Via Castelbarco, 7
38068 Rovereto (TN)
T: +39 0464 438100
F: +39 0464 423410
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 – 18:00. July, August and September Saturday – Sunday 10:00 19:00
Closing day: Monday (except on bank Holiday)
On request educational activities and guided visits (for groups max. 25/30). Price: € 7,50 pro person (€ 5,50 for groups at least 20 persons) and € 80.00 per group for a visit of 75 minutes or € 100,00 for a visit of 2 hours. Necessary booking at least one week before at tel. +39 0464 488041