Rovereto

Among museums, castles and markets: Rovereto is the ideal weekend destination

Close to Lake Garda, the ancient centre of silk production offers a refined cultural offer including museums and festivals, palaces and monuments. But it is also a paradise for cyclists and an ideal base camp for skiing on the Brentonico plateau.

Where to find it

A city of almost 40,000 inhabitants, Rovereto is located 25 kilometres south of Trento, and is perfect for those who wish to combine a cultural holiday with a bit of sport and relaxation on the Brentonico Plateau.
 

What to do

Once you arrive in Rovereto, we strongly suggest you plan to visit the Castello di Rovereto, with its view over the entire valley: also called Castel Veneto, it is of Medieval origin and is one of the best examples of late-Medieval Alpine fortification. Inside it, you will find the Museo della guerra [war museum] - one of the most important museums on the first world war.

Also don’t miss Palazzo Fedrigotti Alberti, Palazzo dell’Annona (home of the Civic Library), Museo Depero and Teatro Zandonai. It is also worth especially mentioning the MART, the museum of modern and contemporary art of Trento and Rovereto, open since 2002 and one of the most important in Europe: inside you will find a permanent collection of 15,000 works, in addition to travelling exhibitions of sculpture and paintings. Finally, it is worth visiting the Campana dei Caduti [bell of the fallen], which is rung 100 times every evening in memory of those who have fallen in all wars.

If you visit Rovereto in winter, don’t miss the Christmas Markets, known as Natale dei Popoli: from Piazza Battisti, walk along Via Roma among the huts and spicy aromas, stopping to discover the foreign countries that are selling their own typical products, in addition to more traditional stands. Among the other experiences worth trying, we suggest an excellent breakfast at Caffè Bontadi, and tasting at least one glass of Marzemino wine, typical of this area, in one of the many local restaurants.

If you wish to explore the surrounding areas as well, for a bit of sport, in winter skiing enthusiasts can reach the skiing stations of Brentonico Polsa - San Valentino, and Folgaria. In summer, on the other hand, Rovereto is a paradise for cyclists: you will find free bicycles available and a network of city bike lanes, which then continue and lead all the way to Trento and Bolzano.
 

How to get there

Rovereto, like Trento, is easy to reach by car on motorway A22, and by train on the railway: once you arrive you can walk around the centre or use the local buses.

Highlights:

MART, the Trento and Rovereto Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
MART, the Trento and Rovereto Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
A fantastic voyage through...
The Bell of the Fallen
The Bell of the Fallen
It rings a hundred times...
The Italian War History Museum
The Italian War History Museum
In the castle of Rovereto,...


You may also like ...

20 results

Ala

The “City of Velvet”, a candidate for the Italian Capital of...

Brentonico

All the majesty of the Alps at a glance

Ronzo Chienis

Ronzo Chienis in Val di Gresta, the kingdom of organic agriculture

Nomi

In upper Vallagarina, Nomi holds on to its roots

Lakes and autumn walks in Trentino

Villa Lagarina - Lago di Cei

Lake Cei and tiny Lake Lagabis, a fairy-tale area

Vallarsa

Piccole Dolomiti and Pasubio, precious water and forests in a hidden...

Pomarolo

Amidst vines, apples, cherries and mills, under the sun of Pomarolo

Passo Bordala

At Passo Bordala cross-country mountaineering and walks on Mount Stivo

Ala

The “City of Velvet”, a candidate for the Italian Capital of Culture 2024

Read more ...

Brentonico

Awesome viewpoint between Lake Garda and the Vallagarina

Read more ...

Ronzo Chienis

Ronzo Chienis in Val di Gresta, the kingdom of organic agriculture

Read more ...

Nomi

In upper Vallagarina, Nomi holds on to its roots

Read more ...
Lakes and autumn walks in Trentino

Villa Lagarina - Lago di Cei

Lake Cei and tiny Lake Lagabis, a fairy-tale area

Read more ...

Vallarsa

Piccole Dolomiti and Pasubio, precious water and forests in a hidden and still genuine valley

Read more ...

Pomarolo

Amidst vines, apples, cherries and mills, under the sun of Pomarolo

Read more ...

Passo Bordala

At Passo Bordala cross-country mountaineering and walks on Mount Stivo

Read more ...

Resorts and Towns

46 results
banksy-l-artista-del-presente (1)

Banksy. An artist of this time

19/06/2022 - 11/09/2022 Rovereto
Top Event

Albe in Malga in Monte Baldo Park

02/07/2022 Brentonico

Monte Baldo Bike

02/07/2022 - 03/07/2022 Rovereto

Yoga Kids on the Farm

18/06/2022 - 09/07/2022 Rovereto

Ala city of velvet

08/07/2022 - 10/07/2022 Ala

Tasting Yoga

11/06/2022 - 24/07/2022 Rovereto

E-bike in the Alpine Huts

09/06/2022 - 28/07/2022 Rovereto

Baldo, Bio & Wellness

12/08/2022 - 15/08/2022 Brentonico
banksy-l-artista-del-presente (1)

Banksy. An artist of this time

Read more ...

Albe in Malga in Monte Baldo Park

Cheesemaker for a day by Mortigola farm

Read more ...

Monte Baldo Bike

A new race to discover Baldo, the "Botanical Garden of Europe"

Read more ...

Yoga Kids on the Farm

First steps in children's yoga with farm animals

Read more ...

Ala city of velvet

Baroccheggiando. Wonder and entertainment between music and theatre

Read more ...

Tasting Yoga

Yoga in nature with later tasting of typical products

Read more ...

E-bike in the Alpine Huts

Cycle at high altitude on your e-bike, on the peaks of  Vallagarina, with a lunch break in an alpine hut or agritourism!

Read more ...

Baldo, Bio & Wellness

In harmony with nature in the Monte Baldo Natural Park

Read more ...

Towns and Villages

9 results
Foto Archivio Parco Naturale Locale Monte Baldo | © Foto Archivio Parco Naturale Locale Monte Baldo

Monte Baldo Local Nature Park

A real treasure trove of biodiversity

Franco Visintainer - RR Monte Bondone | © Franco Visintainer - RR Monte Bondone

Network of Nature Reserves - Bondone

A natural oasis right on the city's doorstep

Orme dei Dinosauri

Dinosaur Tracks

Rovereto boasts Italy's largest deposit of fossilised dinosaur prints

Riserva Naturale della Scanuppia

Riserva naturale della Scanuppia

Scanuppia Nature Reserve in the heart of Prealps and Lessini...

Lakes and autumn walks in Trentino

Lago di Cei

The blue iris or the green cane-thickets, surrounded by the full...

Riserva Bès Corna Piana

An orchid paradise on Mount Baldo.

Riserva guidata Campobrun

The Campobrun guided nature reserve - a wildlife sanctuary in the...

Orto dei Semplici - Brentonico - Museo Civico di Rovereto | © Orto dei Semplici - Brentonico - Museo Civico di Rovereto

Brentonico Botanical Gardens

A garden to understand the plants of Trentino

Foto Archivio Parco Naturale Locale Monte Baldo | © Foto Archivio Parco Naturale Locale Monte Baldo

Monte Baldo Local Nature Park

A real treasure trove of biodiversity

Read more ...
Franco Visintainer - RR Monte Bondone | © Franco Visintainer - RR Monte Bondone

Network of Nature Reserves - Bondone

A natural oasis right on the city's doorstep

Read more ...
Orme dei Dinosauri

Dinosaur Tracks

Rovereto boasts Italy's largest deposit of fossilised dinosaur prints

Read more ...
Riserva Naturale della Scanuppia

Riserva naturale della Scanuppia

Scanuppia Nature Reserve in the heart of Prealps and Lessini mountains - a paradise for capercaillies.

Read more ...
Lakes and autumn walks in Trentino

Lago di Cei

The blue iris or the green cane-thickets, surrounded by the full palette of colours in Lake Cei.

Read more ...

Riserva Bès Corna Piana

An orchid paradise on Mount Baldo.

Read more ...

Riserva guidata Campobrun

The Campobrun guided nature reserve - a wildlife sanctuary in the heart of Prealpi and Lessini Mountains.

Read more ...
Orto dei Semplici - Brentonico - Museo Civico di Rovereto | © Orto dei Semplici - Brentonico - Museo Civico di Rovereto

Brentonico Botanical Gardens

A garden to understand the plants of Trentino

Read more ...

Towns and Villages

26 results

MART, the Trento and Rovereto Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

At the heart of today’s art

Rovereto Castle

The castle hosts the Italian Historical War Museum

The Bell of the Fallen

For whom the Peace Bell tolls

Medieval places to visit in Trentino in the autumn - from September to November

Castle of Avio

The FAI - Fondo Ambiente Italiano [Italian Environmental Fund]...

Depero House of Futurist Art

A dive into futurism

© Foto Archivio Apt

Castel Pietra

A castle to live in

Strada degli Artiglieri (The Gunners’ Path)

The soldier’s rest

Nagià Grom

Life in the trenches

MART, the Trento and Rovereto Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

A fantastic voyage through contemporary art

Read more ...

Rovereto Castle

It is currently home to the Italian War Museum

Read more ...

The Bell of the Fallen

It rings a hundred times every evening at sundown

Read more ...
Medieval places to visit in Trentino in the autumn - from September to November

Castle of Avio

The FAI - Fondo Ambiente Italiano [Italian Environmental Fund] welcomes you to the Vallagarina vineyards

Read more ...

Depero House of Futurist Art

Rovereto hosts a museum-workshop quite unique in Italy, which brings to life a project conceived by the artist himself

Read more ...
© Foto Archivio Apt

Castel Pietra

The site of the battle of Calliano, the castle is today a venue for conferences, banquets and events

Read more ...

Strada degli Artiglieri (The Gunners’ Path)

A monument in Rovereto to be explored by walking: at every step, a name and a memory

Read more ...

Nagià Grom

The frontline comes back to life in an amazing route

Read more ...

Towns and Villages

2 results

Polsa-San Valentino

Lots of pistes, practice slopes and a children’s area

Centro Fondo San Giacomo

5 km trails and floodlit piste

Polsa-San Valentino

Lots of pistes, practice slopes and a children’s area

Read more ...

Centro Fondo San Giacomo

5 km trails and floodlit piste

Read more ...

Towns and Villages