Where the Leno river enters the Val d’Adige valley, the castle of Rovereto towers on a crag.
Image gallery: Castello di Rovereto
It is due to Venetian aristocrats that the castle got its so characteristic polygonal shape. The guard’s walkways, the moat, the keeps, the bow ram and the mighty bastion render the building one of the best examples of late-medieval fortresses all over the Alpine region.
The castle was built in the 14th century by the noble Castelbarco family, who in 1509 handed it over to the Habsburgs. While it became an asylum for homeless people and a penal institution in early 19th century, it served as a military seat from 1859 to 1918. During World War I, both the castle and the town of Rovereto were occupied by Austrian troops and thus merciless shelled by the Italian artillery.
Since 1921 the castle has been housing the Italian Museum of War. More than 30 halls tell everything about Italy’s past and even about the castles of the Vallagarina valley.
Museo storico italiano della guerra
Via Castelbarco, 7
38068 Rovereto (TN)
phone.: +39 0464 438100
Opening hours museum
Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm (July, August and September: Saturday and Sunday until 7 pm)
Closed on Mondays (except feast days) and on 24th, 25th, 31st of December and 1st of January.
normal: 7,50 Euro
reduced: 5,50 Euro
Children from 6 to 17 years: 2 Euro
Barriers for wheelchair users exist. in this case we suggest to contact the museum (tel.: 0464 438100).
Small animals - either hold or placed in a bag - are allowed.