A walk through art
Discover Rovereto and its surroundings through the life, work and eyes of Trentino’s famous Futurist artist Fortunato Depero
Time: 1 hour and a half (one way)
Lenght: 3 km (one way)
Drop: + 200 m
Period: March – November
Locations: Rovereto, Noriglio
Suitable for: Adults and children
Theme: Art and Culture
The itinerary starts from the Futurist House of Art Fortunato Depero, located in the old town, only a few steps from Rovereto Castle. It is the only futurist museum in Italy, born by an original idea of the artist who donated the collection to the city: intarsia inlays in fabric, furniture, “buxus” ornaments, toys and products of applied art are some of the objects you will admire in its rooms.
Then take Guglielmo Castelbarco Street and reach the majestic Rovereto Castle, one of the best examples of late-Medieval Alpine fortresses. Built in the 14th century by the noble Castelbarco family, it still preserves its walls and towers, from which it is possible to admire a magnificent view of the city. The Castle is also the location of the Italian War History Museum that preserves memories, objects, photos, documents, uniforms and materials of the First World War.
From here, follow Delle Fosse Street along the ancient walls of the city and take S. Giuseppe alley. San Marco Square will appear in front of your eyes together with San Marco Church, where a young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart played his first Italian concert the 26th of December 1769.
Cross the square and follow the evocative Rialto street, here you will find different old shops, such as the ancient “Cappelleria Bacca”, hat producer since 1823. On the outside, you can admire the two Caryatids made of concrete by Depero in 1910, while he was working as an intern at Gelsomino Scanagatta company.
Continue until the end of Rialto Street, reach Valbusa Street and then Balteri Street and Acquedotto Street. You will follow the steps of Fortunato Depero, who used to stroll here. The path you see that connects Rovereto to Terragnolo valley is known as “Teragnòle” pathway, covered everyday by the women of the village to reach the old town to sell their products. Suddenly, on your right you will see the Hermitage of San Colombano, build halfway up a sheer cliff over Leno stream. Following the main road you will reach Noriglio Church, end of the itinerary and one of the favourite relaxing place of Fortunato Depero.
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