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Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra
Ranked #3 of 55 things to do in Rovereto
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
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 world conflict. It is a very interesting exhibition, the staff is really helpful, which is important since most of the comments and explanations are only in Italian and German language.

Thank Borzov
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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 the Castle was empty... with a brilliant guide.

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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 vet and fought for Italy, so this was quite meaningful. I thought it was a great way to depict the war from Italy's northern perspective. We see so much on the Somme and more familiar battlegrounds, but this was unique. Many of the signs were in Italian (of course) and German. Few were in English, but it was just fine. The staff was also quite helpful. Other than making it a short day-trip, I thought it was a great museum.

Thank msergi
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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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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 great value too.

1  Thank Colin B
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