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Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra

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Address: Via Castelbarco 7, 38068, Rovereto, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 0464 438100
10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Housed in the Castle of Rovereto, it is one of the most important Italian...

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.

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interesting perspective on the Great War

We took the train from Venice to Rovereto. Unfortunately we could not take the earliest train and had to settle for the longer and later one. It shorten our visit at the museum... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
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Girard, Ohio
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

We took the train from Venice to Rovereto. Unfortunately we could not take the earliest train and had to settle for the longer and later one. It shorten our visit at the museum. It is a beautiful trip by train, going through the Italian Alps. We enjoyed the artillery pieces and equipment dedicated to WWI. My grandfather was a WWI... More 

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Reviewed 18 July 2016

I'm a historian, specializing on both world wars. I had read that this museum was special. It wasn't. Considering how much German is spoken in the area, a second language would have helped. The smaller museum in Bassano is MUCH better.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 September 2015

This is a most interesting museum, in 2 parts, one part in a huge cave is dedicated to WW1 artillery pieces, of various nations. The second part, in the castle tells the story of Italian military campaigns in WW1 plus other wars over many years. It is a really interesting museum, even allowing for the lack on English information, and... More 

1 Thank Colin B
Utica, New York
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Reviewed 25 July 2015

We were very impressed by this large museum in the beautiful town of Rovereto. Great explanations. Begins with huge cannons outside the museum & continues with a treasure trove of information and objects. Absolute must for anyone interested in military history.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

I wasn't expecting the collection to be so extensive and interesting. It is very large and packed with information and impressive displays. Organized very well. We were there for more than two hours, and we aren't typically into this type of museum. Definitely worth a few hours!

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

This museum is beautiful. Great atmosphere, great lights, very good stuff. The visit inside is kinda "guided" by the staff. Make sure you don't miss the torrioni!

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

The location, starting up the valley wall in rovereto is stunning. AS other people here have said, there is a large collection of war history, perhaps primarily WW1, but some other collections pre-dating WW1. I enjoyed wandering around the galleries and there are some fantastic photo opportunities from a terrace off one of the galeries. The only problem was, very... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

Graphic story of the tragic events of WW1 fighting between Italy & Austro-Hungary. Easy accessible and set in an old castle. A memorable experience.

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Rovereto, Italy
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

It's a very vast collection of WWI material. Just incredible what mankind was capable of just a 100 years ago. Its shows you, again, that war is a devastating business.

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Reviewed 2 July 2012

There are plenty of things to see, from the history of war (how weapons and battle stategies changed over time), to the many witnesses of first world war. Within the cave under the mountain, original pieces of cannons and photographs give an idea of how hard was to set the fire line over the mountains pulling the all the weapons... More 

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