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Historic and cultured city, amazes for the international importance of its museums, its eighteenth-century palaces and monuments. Urbanistically founded in the Middle Ages, it was and still is an important crossroads between Latin and northern European cultures, as well as being the fulcrum of Vellegarina. The city passed under the domination of Venice in the Renaissance period, the Napoleonic one until the early 1800s and the Habsburg one until its annexation to the Kingdom of Italy and was heavily marked by the bombings of the Second World War. Rovereto is also a City of Peace as evidenced by the Maria Dolens, the great bell cast with bronze from the guns of the nations that participated in the First World War, which every night it sounds its 100 chimes of peace. To visit for a weekend out of the ordinary and away from perhaps more noble but never more important destinations.



Index

  1. 10 things to see in Rovereto in a weekend
  2. What to see in Rovereto in one day: recommended itinerary
  3. Where to eat in Rovereto: the best restaurants
  4. What to do in the evening: the nightlife areas and the best clubs in Rovereto
  5. Plan your stay in Rovereto: info and useful tips
  6. User questions and comments

10 things to see in Rovereto in a weekend

1 - Mart Rovereto

Il Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Rovereto is part of the Mart museum center, which also includes the Casa Depero and a section in Trento at the Civic Gallery. Specifically, the current headquarters in Rovereto was inaugurated in 2002 in a beautiful building with a modern and functional design. The collection includes over 15.000 works with important sections for what concerns the "avant-garde" of the twentieth century and are present De Chirico, Carrà, Sironi and Balla, as well as works by the Rovereto artist Depero. The museum also cyclically hosts important temporary exhibitions.



  • in Corso Bettini, is 1,2 km from the train station and can be reached on foot in less than 20 minutes or by bus n ° 1, 2, 3 or 4 at a cost of € 1,00 each way - Get directions
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00; Friday from 10:00 to 21:00; Monday closed.
  • full € 11,00 - reduced (from 15 to 26 years of age; over 65; groups of visitors of at least 15 people) € 7,00 - family ticket € 22,00 - free every first Sunday of the month. Single ticket three locations (Mart Rovereto + Casa Depero Rovereto + Civica Trento): full € 14,00 - reduced € 10,00 - free under 14

2 - Church of San Marco

Chosen by Mozart for his first Italian concert, it dates back to the second half of the th century and was built in honor of the patron saint of Venice. Externally it is presented in a very simple but neoclassical style the interior is a blaze of typically Baroque splendor, with the ceiling is entirely frescoed and valuable works such as the Altarpiece of San Marco, the statue of Santa Rosa di Lima and the altars of Mary Help of Christians, San Vigilio, the Most High and San Girolamo. The pipe organ from 1509 is also beautiful. During the First World War it suffered serious damage and was repaired in 1919 with the contribution of the Italian government.


  • in Piazza San Marco, 1,1 km from the station, which can be reached in less than 20 minutes on foot or by bus n ° 7 at a cost of € 1,00 each way - Get directions
  • always accessible
  • free

3 - Casa Depero

This museum was wanted and found by the great futurist Fortunato Depero, pioneer of contemporary design, who personally took care of the layout, the interiors, the mosaics, the furniture, the painted panels. In 2009, on the occasion of the centenary of Futurism, the Mart absorbed the structure, restoring it and recovering the original areas designed by the artist. Inside you can admire about 3.000 works and objects that are exhibited in rotation.


  • in via dei Portici, 1,2 km from the station which can be reached in less than 20 minutes on foot or by bus n ° 7 at a cost of € 1,00 each way - Get directions
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00; Friday from 10:00 to 21:00; Monday closed
  • full € 11,00 - reduced (from 15 to 26 years of age; over 65; groups of visitors of at least 15 people) € 7,00 - family ticket € 22,00 - free every first Sunday of the month. Single ticket three locations (Mart Rovereto + Casa Depero Rovereto + Civica Trento): full € 14,00 - reduced € 10,00 - free under 14

4 - Bell of the Fallen Maria Dolens

The history of this bell begins in 1924 when it was cast for the first time with the bronze of the cannons of the First World War and placed on a tower of the castle. Over time it underwent three more castings due to the imperfect sound and structural cracks until, in 1966, he found the current form and a definitive location on the Miravalle hill. It is the largest bell in the world that rings out in the open, 3,36 meters high, 3,21 meters in diameter and weighs 226,39 quintals and every night it strikes its toll in memory of the fallen.


  • is 3 km from the center on the Miravalle hill, you can arrive by bus n ° 7 at a cost of € 1,00 each way - Get directions
  • January, February, November, December every day from 9:00 to 16:30 - March and October every day from 9:00 to 18:00 - from April to September every day from 9:00 at 19:00
  • free

5 - Rovereto Castle

Erected in the 1400th century as a territorial garrison, it became a defense fortress at the end of the 1509s under the Venetian domination. In 20, following the Venetian defeat, it passed into the hands of the Habsburgs, who controlled it until the end of the Great War. The castle was restored in the s and is still involved in restoration projects. Its towers house an important collection of period weapons and the Italian War History Museum, which presents a rich collection of period objects, weapons and photographic material.


  • in via Castelbranco, it is about 1,3 km from the station and can be easily reached by bus n ° 7 at a cost of € 1,00 each way - Get directions
  • Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00. In July, August and September on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 to 19:00 - closed on Mondays
  • full € 7,50 - reduced € 5,50 (groups - rate per person for groups of minimum 20 paying adults, police in plain clothes upon showing the card) - reduced € 2,00 (children and teenagers aged 6 to 17 completed years, classes on free visit, police on duty) - under 5 free

6 - Palazzo Annona

Designed and built in 1700 to contain the wheat that arrived in the city, it was never used for this purpose as the city administrators, at the end of the construction work, realized its beauty and changed its final use. It has housed a school, museum and bank as it is now prestigious seat of the Civic Library and part of the Mart museum complex. It contains approximately 500.000 volumes and manuscripts and is freely accessible.

  • in Corso Bettini, is 1,2 km from the train station and can be reached on foot in 15 minutes or by bus n ° 1, 2, 3 or 4 at a cost of € 1,00 each way - Get directions
  • Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 22:00, Sunday from 9:00 to 13:00
  • free

7 - Hermitage of San Colombano

A few kilometers from Rovereto it can be reached by walking along a short path and a stairway of 102 steps, carved into the rock. Built half-height on one overhang of about 120 meters, is dedicated to the saint who killed the dragon that caused the death of baptized children in the waters of the underlying Leno stream. Inhabited since 753, the church was built between the end of the 1782th century and the beginning of the th century and used by monks until . Inside there are frescoes with the struggle between St. Colombano and a dragon, a "Madonna and saints" by th century and various stone engravings.

  • in the locality of S.Colombano, 4 km from Rovereto, which can be reached in 10 minutes by bus B312 or B316 at a cost of € 1,10 - Get directions
  • from 12 May to 29 September open every Sunday from 14.30pm to 18.00pm
  • free

8 - Civic Museum

One of the oldest Italian museum installations, founded in 1851 and grown over time with the aim of disseminating, preserving and enhancing all the material and knowledge stored in these 150 years. The main office is in Palazzo Parolari, where there are permanent collections, a library, the teaching room, the Lego Education Center for robotics activities and the planetarium. Other popular locations are in Palazzo Alberti Poja, Monte Zugna, Villa d'Isera and at the archaeological site Loppio-Sant'Andrea.

  • in Borgo Santa Caterina, is only 500 meters from the station which can be reached on foot in 5 minutes - Get directions
  • from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00 - closed on Mondays. If you are interested in other locations, we recommend that you visit the official website
  • full € 7,00 - reduced € 5,00 (6-18 years) - under 6 free

9 - Path of the Dinosaurs

Not far from the center of Rovereto, on the slopes of Monte Zugna, it is located the largest deposit of fossil footprints found in Italy. The footprints left by dinosaurs about 200 million years ago are of different shapes and sizes, they are imprinted in the rock and date back to the time when the Adige Valley was a muddy plain at the edge of the sea. The footprints are divided into two main groups, carnivores and ebivores and a good number of footprints left by dinosaurs herbivores is in excellent condition, easy to recognize one after another the steps of the animals. The evocative path is easily walkable, well marked and full of explanatory signs.

  • it is 7 km from Rovereto and the closest point to leave the car is at the Baita degli Alpini car park, from here it is a 30-minute walk to the park. If you want to arrive by bus you have to take line n ° 1 from the train station, get off at Lizzana and then continue on foot for about 60 minutes - Get directions
  • always accessible
  • free

10 - Arco Castle

Arco is a small village a few kilometers from Rovereto famous for its suggestive castle built in the th century overhanging a steep rock. This particular location made it impregnable for centuries and although the village below was taken by the enemy, the castle was still able to withstand all attacks. Inside you can visit the Sasso prison, the large tower, and numerous rooms. Jewel of the complex is the splendid cycle of frescoes from the fourteenth century, in which characters and court scenes such as ladies and gentlemen playing chess relive, St. George killing the dragon, the investiture of a knight and the lady weaving garlands of roses .

  • it is 23 km from Rovereto and can be reached with the suburban bus B332 in less than half an hour at a cost of € 1,30. the castle can be reached from the historic city center in a walk of about 20 minutes - Get directions
  • from April to September from 10:00 to 19:00 - March and October from 10:00 to 17:00 - from November to January from 10:00 to 16:00 - from 7 to 31 January only Saturday and Sunday from 10: 00 to 16:00 - February from 10:00 to 16:00
  • full € 3,50 - reduced € 2,00 (12-18 and over 60) - under 12 free

What to see in Rovereto in one day: recommended itinerary

The proposed itinerary is developed for an urban route that is very easy to do on foot and without haste. Designed for those arriving in town by train or car and who decide to leave it in one of the car parks near the station.
Morning - On the road that connects the railway station to the first stop of the recommended itinerary, we find the Pasticceria Zaffiro where you can have a good and abundant breakfast to start the day well. A few tens of meters further on is the Palazzo Parolari, which houses the civic Museum where to visit the planetarium in the garden and the robotics section. Further on are the Annona Palace with its impressive collection of books and manuscripts and the Mart which will take up most of the morning for a thorough visit. For lunch you can stop at the Osteria del Pettirosso, not far from the museum exit.

Afternoon - After lunch we continue towards the St. Mark's Church to admire the sumptuous Baroque interior, the frescoes and the precious pipe organ. Still heading south to get to the Depero House, house-museum of the great futurist from Rovereto and then continue the walk up to Castle. Here, as well as enjoying a beautiful view, you can visit the towers and the War Museum.

Sera - Time for an aperitif and it is already dinner time, perhaps to be consumed in the beautiful Il Doge restaurant, just outside the castle exit and on the way back to the station.

One day itinerary at a glance

  1. Breakfast at Pasticceria Zaffiro, a few steps from the Civic Museum. Get directions
  2. Civic Museum - opening hours: from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00 - closed on Mondays. - ticket cost: full € 7,00 - reduced € 5,00 (6-18 years) - under 6 free
  3. Palazzo Annona - opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 22:00, Sunday from 9:00 to 13:00 - ticket price: free
  4. Tuesday - opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00; Friday from 10:00 to 21:00; Monday closed. - ticket cost: full € 11,00 - reduced (from 15 to 26 years of age; from 65 years of age; groups of visitors of at least 15 people) € 7,00 - family ticket € 22,00 - free every first Sunday of the month. Single ticket for three locations (Mart Rovereto + Casa Depero Rovereto + Civica Trento): full € 14 - reduced € 10 - free under 14
  5. Lunch at Osteria del Pettirosso.Get directions
  6. Mark's Church - opening hours: always accessible - ticket price: free
  7. Casa Depero - opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00; Friday from 10:00 to 21:00; closed Monday - ticket cost: full € 11,00 - reduced (from 15 to 26 years of age; from 65 years of age; groups of visitors of at least 15 people) € 7,00 - family ticket € 22,00 - free every first Sunday of the month. Single ticket for three locations (Mart Rovereto + Casa Depero Rovereto + Civica Trento): full € 14 - reduced € 10 - free under 14
  8. Rovereto Castle - opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00. In the months of July, August and September on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 to 19:00 - closed on Monday - ticket cost: full € 7,50 - reduced € 5,50 (groups - rate per person for groups of 20 paying adults, plainclothes law enforcement officers upon presentation of the card) - reduced € 2,00 (children and teenagers aged 6 to 17, classes on free visit, law enforcement officers on duty) - under 5 free
  9. Dinner at Il Doge Restaurant, near the Castle. Get directions

Where to eat in Rovereto: the best restaurants

  1. Osteria del Pettirosso: small, well-kept restaurant with friendly staff, it offers typical cuisine with abundant appetizers and excellent first courses. Careful selection of wines.
    Average price per person: € 15,00
    Address and contacts: Via Angelo Bettini, 24, Get directions / tel: (+39) 0464422463
  2. The Doge: in a stone cellar where you can enjoy a very relaxed atmosphere, it offers typical dishes and a fast and attentive service. Great selection of wines and beers.
    Average price per person: € 35,00
    Address and contacts: Scala del Redentore, 4, Get directions / tel: (+39) 0464480854
  3. The Garden of Pythagoras: modern and well-kept environment, offers excellent vegetarian and vegan cuisine that manages to surprise even the most skeptical. Excellent desserts.
    Average price per person: € 20,00
    Address and contacts: Piazza Malfatti, 20 Get directions / tel: (+39) 0464432811

What to do in the evening: the nightlife areas and the best clubs in Rovereto

Most of the nightclubs in Rovereto are located in the historic center, where you can spend evenings in one of the many pubs, wine bars and lounge bars. The proposal ranges from live music, to DJ sets and seasonal events that unfold in the streets of the city.

The best pubs, clubs and discos

  • Loco's: lounge bar with live music and excellent cocktails. Intimate and relaxed.
    Address: Via Valbusa Grande, 7 (Get directions) / Facebook page
  • The Druid: very characteristic pub, offers evenings with music and offers a large selection of beers including craft beers.
    Address: Piazza Sant'Antonio, 17 (Get directions)
  • John: in Folgaria, a very cool disco, frequented by celebrities and celebrities, offers parties and commercial music.
    Address: via Nazioni Unite, 45 (Get directions) / Facebook page

Plan your stay in Rovereto: info and useful tips

  • the closest airport is the Catullo di Verona which is 70 km from Rovereto and connected to the railway station by shuttles departing every 20 minutes. The ticket costs € 15,00 and includes the bus and train routes to Rovereto central station. By car from Milan it is 200 km on the A4 motorway to Verona and then A22, Rovereto exit; from Bologna it is 225 km on the A22 motorway; from Venice it is 195 km to travel on the A4 up to Verona and then A22. By train it takes 3 hours and 15 minutes from Milan, at a cost of € 17,60 in regional; from Bologna it is 2 hours and 30 minutes at a cost of € 14,65; from Venice it takes 3 hours at a cost of € 14,70 in regional. The Flixbus bus lines connect Rovereto to the main Italian cities with fares starting from € 19,99.
  • Getting around: Rovereto can be easily explored on foot, but alternatively you can use the buses of the Trentino Trasporti bus lines. Tickets can be purchased at all newsstands and tobacconists.
  • Where to park: Centro Storico car park, viale Dei Colli (Get directions), open 24 hours a day with a cost of € 24 / hour daily rate € 0,80, hourly night parking € 4,00, night parking: € 0,40. Lizzana car park, via Panizza (Get directions), open from 3,00:06 to 00:24, hourly parking € 00. Municipio parking, via Tintori (Get directions), open from 0,30:06 to 00:24 hourly parking € 00, daily parking € 0,60.
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 73,00 per room -
  • What to see in the surroundings: Trento (24 km - 25 minutes by car) - Riva del Garda (28 km - 30 minutes by car) - Vicenza (105 km - 1 hour and 20 minutes by car) - Verona (74 km - 1 hour by car)
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