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Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra

Via Castelbarco 7, 38068, Rovereto, Italy
+39 0464 438100
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Interesting Museum and Castle

I like this museum and its friendly staff. Anna Pisetti is extremely knowledgable and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States
Very interesting

The museum, which was opened in 1921, is one of the most important war museums, not only in Italy... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
Rijeka, Croatia
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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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Via Castelbarco 7, 38068, Rovereto, Italy
+39 0464 438100
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Thank AdventureTraveler113
Reviewed 30 August 2017

The museum, which was opened in 1921, is one of the most important war museums, not only in Italy. It is housed in the Caste of Rovereto, built in the 14th century, and is mostly dedicated to WWI and the Italian role in the great...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We spend a wonderful evening at the Museo Storico Italiano learning about the First World War and finished the spendid tour with a tasting of Marzemino D'Isera Wine, Goats Cheese and Honey all from the locality. We booked in advance and the tour was when...More

1  Thank Peter S
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....More

Thank msergi
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.

1  Thank mouse011
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....More

1  Thank Colin B
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.

1  Thank RonL40
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...More

2  Thank Dave_Polpetta
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!

Thank Fabiano F
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...More

3  Thank GrahamFord
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