Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra

Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra, Rovereto: Hours, Address, Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra Reviews: 4.5/5

Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra

Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra
4.5
Military Museums • Speciality Museums • Castles • Children's Museums • History Museums
10:30 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 18:00
Thursday
10:30 - 18:00
Friday
10:30 - 18:00
Saturday
10:30 - 18:00
Sunday
10:30 - 18:00
About
Housed in the Castle of Rovereto, it is one of the most important Italian museums dedicated to the First World War. It offers two possible itineraries: one is dedicated to the armies and wars of the Nineteenth century and the Great War, with objects, photographs and materials concerning trench warfare and the experience of civilians, the other leads to the discovery of the fortified towers and tunnels of the Castle, housing collections of weapons from prehistoric times to the modern-age.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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antomik2014
Brescia, Italy1,128 contributions
Simply amazing
Jun 2020 • Family
Not just for passionates or old veterans... Wetook the kids there and it's just unbelievable the amount of things, weapons etc you can see.
Visit will take at least 2 hrs
Written 19 June 2020
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Lorenzo Ferrari
Milan, Italy410 contributions
Absolutely to visit
Feb 2020 • Family
This museum is located inside the castle
of Rovereto and is really very interesting and suitable for everyone.

The castle is perfectly maintained and the internal museum is well organized and rich in history.

A place absolutely to visit, where you can discover many aspects of the war that you would not normally know.

Really beautiful.
Written 2 February 2020
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samron2016
Jupiter, FL43 contributions
Informative on Italian War History
Sep 2019
Had lots of information on Italian War History and objects from WW I, II and throughout of periods for the area.
Written 25 September 2019
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy25,290 contributions
One of the best examples of late medieval fortification
Sep 2019 • Solo
This Museum it is inside a Majestic castle on the top of a rock overlooking the river Leno, the castle was built in the fourteenth century at the behest of Castelbarco, received the current polygonal shape during the Venetian domination from 1416 to 1519, it was an important fortified center guarding the Adige valley.
After various vicissitudes restoration fires and still restorations, from the early twenties of the last century it became the seat of the war museum, very interesting even if I prefer the castle
Written 1 September 2019
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vessi80
North Lanarkshire, UK904 contributions
King of the Castle
Jul 2019 • Solo
Entrance is 7.5 euros but free with the Trentino Card.
The castle is impressive ,especially with the two magnificent towers, panoramic views and recently restored embankment. The museum is outstanding. Not just the range of objects, from artillery, the restored 1918 Ni 10 plane in its original colours to flamethrowers, barbed wire and gas masks but the far more emotive ....
The photos of Rovereto's bomb damage, of the soldiers in the trenches. The puppets and other items made by POW's. General Cadorna's uniform. The Pietro Morando works on the wall, inspired by his periods of imprisonment.
Other periods of History are also covered.
Fascinating 'Green Corridor' full of international military uniforms from 1945 to 2000 and a poignant room dedicated to the war dead.
Staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the collection.
Written 4 August 2019
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PJandSJ
Matlock, UK1,237 contributions
War museum within a castle
Sep 2018 • Couples
We gained free entry to the museum by virtue of our Trentino card, which our hotel in Rovereto had given us free of charge.

The imposing castle, within which the museum is housed, sits dominantly on a hill on the side of Rovereto: you can’t miss it. Built in the 15th and 16th centuries, the museum displays weapons and other artefacts of warfare from the 16th century onwards, up to and including the First World War. Explanations on the exhibits are all in Italian, but each room also has hand-outs which summarises in English many of the items on display. A focus on the First World War includes items such as photographs, letters, propaganda leaflets etc. that, all in all, make for a poignant insight into the brutality and – some might say – the futility of war.
An interesting and worthwhile visit.
Written 2 October 2018
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Alberto D
Copenhagen, Denmark69 contributions
Bad experience, nice museum
Aug 2018 • Couples
We entered the museum at 5pm thinking we would have had 1 hour to see it, but in reality it closes at 5,30 and at every room we had staff asking us to speed up and closing the room behind us. Not only we had to rush - which would have been bad enough, but we could not even choose to skip a section and enjoy others more due to the museum set up. The staff was just eager to end the shift in advance, which I understand, but is not service minded and ruined our experience.

Other than that the castle is great and the museum very nice too, so I’d still recommend a visit.
Written 30 August 2018
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waverly2018
Dunedin, FL11 contributions
Excellent museum in the castle, focusing on WWI, other eras represented
Jun 2018 • Couples
Worth visiting even if you aren't that interested in military history, since the castle itself is worth the visit, with great views from the towers and ramparts, and interesting artillery section down in the caves that were dug under the castle to protect the population during the WWII bombing. Fascinating collection that also talks about social and cultural issues during the war. We spent over four hours there and didn't have enough time to see it all. Highly recommended.
Written 1 July 2018
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gennaroLaoJi
Rovereto, Italy25 contributions
A nice cultural Wednesday of June in Rovereto
Jun 2018 • Solo
Anna was really fantastic! She was our lovely guide for the evening of this Wednesday. Everything at a time: we started with a short breefing and the follow-up was very well organized and the visit was so intense and so interesting rather I was really impressed. You’ll never stop to learning. Two things impressed me: the cultural background of Trentini during the Austro-Hungarian empire and the sad history of the Trentini WWI Prisoners of War. Thank again to Anna and to all The Staff! Saludos
Written 20 June 2018
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Mark K
Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States135 contributions
Interesting Museum and Castle
Sep 2017 • Couples
I like this museum and its friendly staff. Anna Pisetti is extremely knowledgable and accommodating. It is in a great location in a castle and has interesting exhibits. It is a good place to familiarize oneself before hiking the military trails on Pasubio. This place would have earned five stars from me if its captions had been in English (as well as Italian and German).
Written 25 September 2017
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  • Tue - Sun 10:30 - 18:00