A place of memory in Trentino, location of the Italian War History Museum
Rovereto Castle is one of the best examples of late-Medieval Alpine fortresses. Discover the defense towers with weapons, tunnels and the embrasures in the walls.
NOTICE: due to the measures taken to face the Covid-19 pandemic, the castle will be closed to visitors until new order.
Rovereto Castle 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 Rovereto Castle 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
Via Castelbarco, 7
38068 Rovereto (TN)
T: +39 0464 438100
F: +39 0464 423410
Castle opening hours:
- from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5.30 pm (last entrance at 4 pm).
Artillery opening hours:
- from the 1st of May to the 15th of November 2020 from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5.30 pm (last entrance at 4 pm)
- closed on non-working Mondays, the 24th, 25th, 31st of December and the 1st of January.
To visit the museum, booking is not required.
Booking is required only for groups of more than 8 people, to book within the day before the visit only by mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Trentino Guest Card holders, it is possible to book entrance to the Museum with the Trentino Guest Card App or on the dedicated website www.card.visittrentino.it. The reservation gives right to priority entry. Guided visits for adults and visits for families (they only pay the cost of the service of € 3) and cultural evenings are among the services with reservation with Guest Card.
- full ticket € 9 (from 18 years old)
- reduced ticket € 7 (groups – price pro person for groups with minimum 15 paying adults, visitors which exhibit one of these cards: ACI di Trento, ACLI, AIB ANLA, ARCI del Trentino, ASAT, Associazione Lagarina Storia Antica, CGIL del Trentino, FAI, FederCircoli del Trentino, GARDO, SAT, TCI, UNPLI, VOLKSBANK)
- reduced ticket € 2 (children from 6 to 17 years old and school classes)
- free for children until 5 years old, disabled people and his helper, visitors with Guest Card Trentino, teachers which accompany the classes – 2 for each class -, one group leader for each group, accredited journalists (to be accredited, write to email@example.com at least two days before the visit)
- family price (for each parent who pays the whole price, free one child until 14 years old)
- The annual ticket costs € 12, is nominative and entitles you to free admission to the museum and temporary exhibitions for 12 months from the date of issue.