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Rovereto is a lively town of 33,000 inhabitants located in Vallagarina, on the left bank of the Adige River. There are many reasons and occasions to visit, its name translated means: "City of the Oak". The name dates back to the Roman toponymy "Roboretum". The historic center, of Venetian layout, is still very well preserved, and its streets, reminiscent of the Venetian "calli", are ideal for a romantic stroll.
Below, we point out the main attractions of Rovereto. We inform you that with your stay at the Hotel, you will have free access to all museums in Rovereto by using the Free Trentino Guest Card. With this card, you can also use all public transportation in the province of Trento for free. You can ask for the card directly from us at check-in along with a city map to explore Rovereto!
The MART (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Rovereto) is the main attraction of Rovereto, located in Corso Bettini in the city center. Designed by the Swiss architect Mario Botta and inaugurated in 2002, it is one of the main museums of modern and contemporary art in Italy. Its collection includes modern and contemporary art works from the 19th century to the present day, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos, and installations by world-renowned Italian and international artists. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions that cover various artistic periods, styles, and contemporary artists, offering visitors the opportunity to explore contemporary art in all its forms.
The Venetian Castle of Rovereto houses the Italian Historical War Museum with one of the most important collections of weapons in Italy. The Italian Historical War Museum in Rovereto focuses on Italian military history, particularly the country's participation in the world wars and other 20th-century conflicts. Founded in 1921 to commemorate World War I, it has extended its collection to cover World War II and other military events. The museum houses a vast collection of objects, documents, uniforms, weapons, military vehicles, and testimonies related to these conflicts. It offers permanent exhibitions that explore various aspects of the Italian wars and organizes temporary exhibitions to delve into specific themes. The museum provides an in-depth perspective on Italy's participation in 20th-century conflicts and is an important place for reflection on the country's military history.
The Museum of Science and Archaeology in Rovereto offers a vast experience covering different disciplines, including archaeology, zoology, botany, astronomy, earth sciences, and robotics, through permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. The new Paleontology rooms on the ground floor display dinosaur fossils and remains, such as ammonites and the skeleton of a Cave Bear. The Botany and Mineralogy rooms offer an interactive experience on the relationship between humans and the plant world, and on the geological landscapes of Trentino. The Planetarium offers an immersion into the Universe, while on the second floor, the Zoology and Archaeology rooms display regional collections and artifacts from the Neolithic era to the Lombard civilization.
The Casa d'Arte Futurista Depero is dedicated to the work and artistic legacy of Fortunato Depero, a well-known Italian futurist artist. The house-museum is an important landmark for Futurism, an artistic movement of the 20th century that emphasized speed, technology, and modernity. The museum contains a vast collection of Depero's artworks, including paintings, sculptures, posters, applied art objects, and design projects. This facility is significant because it represents a unique example of futurist "total art", where the artist created not only traditional artworks but also furniture, clothing, theatrical sets, and advertising, incorporating futurist principles into daily life. It is a fascinating place for those wishing to explore the futurist movement and the work of an extraordinary artist of the period.
The archpriest church of Rovereto, built in the 15th century, honors the patron saint of Venice. Damaged during World War I, it was repaired in 1919 with the help of the Italian government. In 1950, a renovation voted by the people renewed the facade based on the design of architect Mario Kiniger.
The interior features a central nave with chapels and baroque altars from the 18th century. A large fresco depicts the consecration of Rovereto to Maria Ausiliatrice in 1703. The current altarpiece is by Vittorio Bressanini, depicting the presentation of Rovereto to San Marco.
In the choir loft, several organs have been preserved, including the one on which Mozart held his first Italian concert on December 26, 1769.
The Bell of the Fallen, known as "Maria Dolens," is a towering monument in Rovereto, Italy, dedicated to the victims of World War I. Weighing 22 tons and over 3 meters high, this bell is among the largest in the world and was cast from the bronze of cannons used during the war. Located in a 41-meter high tower, it offers panoramic views of the city and surrounding mountains. Every evening it tolls 100 times in memory of the fallen. The bell represents a symbol of peace and remembrance, inviting visitors to reflect on the devastation caused by armed conflicts. The Bell of the Fallen is 2.7 km (45 minutes walk) from our hotel. It's an uphill road!