Exploring museums, castles and markets
Just 16 miles from Trento and a couple of hours’ drive from Lake Garda, Rovereto, an ancient centre of silk production, offers visitors refined cultural experiences. When you visit its castle, a late-medieval fortification, prepare to feast your eyes as you admire the panorama and take in the entire valley at your feet. Every evening, the War Memorial Bell tolls 100 chimes as a poignant, melancholic memory of those who fell on the field of battle. Inside the manor house, you will also find the War Museum, dedicated to the First World War.
Visits to the Palazzo Fedrigotti Alberti, the Palazzo dell’Annona (home to the Civic Library), the Museo Depero and the Teatro Zandonai are not to be missed. And, of course, at the Mart, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto, which opened in 2002 and is now considered one of the most important galleries in Europe. The museum houses a permanent collection of 15,000 works, as well as visiting exhibitions of sculpture and painting.
Love cycling, hiking and skiing? In just 20 minutes by car, or three quarters of an hour by bus, you can go wild on the nearby slopes of the Brentonico Plateau, the “Garden of Italy” in the heart of the Parco del Monte Baldo.