Rovereto Castle

Rovereto, Italy

Castello di Rovereto is one of the best examples of late-Medieval Alpine castles. It 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 Castello di Rovereto 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.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Darius Radkevicius (3 years ago)
Castle is working like museum, but was closed, therefore to little to see from outside.
patricia MacMillan (4 years ago)
Excellent museum. My husband and I are both retired military and enjoyed very much the displays and history.
Stefan Seebauer (4 years ago)
Great
Nicky (5 years ago)
Big castel
ithan lara (5 years ago)
Nice place, but a little bit expensive, make sure to visit the first weekend of the month
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