Museo Storico delle Truppe Alpine

An historic journey into the "Black Feathers" and the Memorial of the Gold medals of military honour.

Museo Storico delle Truppe Alpine

Personal belongings, weapons, photographs, documents from the most significant historic episodes of the so-called "Black Feathers" are the core exhibit of the National Historical Museum of the Alpine Troops. It is located in the rooms of the former Austrian powder magazine donated by the Municipality of Trento to the Fondazione Acropoli Alpina, and perched on the Doss di Trento (also known as Verruca), the Civic Monumental Nature Park. The 6th century Paleo-Christian Basilica dedicated to Santa Cosma and Damiano and Cesare Battisti Mausoleum - a Neoclassical building designed by Verona-based Ettore Fagiuoli and opened in 1935 - are located close-by.
The Museum is the result of the initiative launched by the Legione trentina, an Association of War Volunteers, and was completed in 1958 on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the end of the First World War. The exhibition features 29 stones symbolizing the regiments of the Alpine troops, surrounded by pieces of ordnance and heavy artillery. The museum also houses a set of frescoes by Colonel Paolo Caccia Dominioni depicting several battles. A nave features eight side niches showcasing mementoes, weapons, medals, photographs documenting the history of the Italian Alpine troops from the White War on the glaciers to the War in Africa, from the Russian retreat to the humanitarian aids supplied to the suffering populations. The crypt holds the Memorial of the Gold medals of military honour bestowed upon the Alpine troops and dedicated to the Alpine soldiers who died between 1896 and 1945.

 



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