rovereto castello
rovereto castello

Castello di Rovereto

Where the Leno river enters the Val d’Adige valley, the castle of Rovereto towers on a crag

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.

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Opening times

  • Sun 21 Jul 10:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 22 Jul closed
  • Tue 23 Jul 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 24 Jul 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 25 Jul 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 26 Jul 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 27 Jul 10:00 - 18:00

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General opening hours

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Christmas Eve: (24/12/2024) closed

Christmas: (25/12/2024) closed

31 December: (31/12/2024) closed

New Year's Day: (01/01/2025) closed


€ 11.00: Ticket
€ 7.00: groups (min. 10 persons), students of the University of Trento
€ 2.00: children unaccompanied by parents (up to 17 years)

Free entrance: Children up to 17 years, people with disabilities and personal assistants, Trentino Guest Card, Museum Pass

More information

- Barriers for wheelchair users exist. in this case we suggest to contact the museum (Phone: +39 0464 438100)
- Small animals - either hold or placed in a bag - are allowed

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