Rovereto, just a few kilometres from Lake Garda, is a famous town in Vallagarina which lies at the foot of the Castel Veneto, which is the seat of the War History Museum.
It is particularly renowned for the MART - the largest museum of modern and contemporary art in Italy, planned by the architect Mario Botta, with temporary and permanent exhibitions.
Dominating Rovereto from the "Miravalle Hill", the Campana dei Caduti (Bell for the Fallen) is the largest sounding bell in the world; it commemorates those who fell in war every evening with 100 tolls and calls for peace and brotherhood among the people.
Casa d’Arte Futurista Depero (Depero Futurist Art House) is the only futurist museum in Italy. Born from a very original idea of Fortunato Depero, the museum recovers, after the important renovation and its new set up, the typical vitality and optimism of the personality of the artist from Rovereto.
In the historical town centre, you can still see the very evident "Serenissima" imprint of the Venetians. Leading northwards from Piazza Rosmini, heart of the modern part of Rovereto, is Corso Bettini, a street where you will find the most beautiful eighteenth century buildings of the town. One in particular is THEATRE ZANDONAI, the oldest in the entire region, erected more than 200 years ago.
In September, it is home to two important international events: “Oriente-Occidente” a festival of theatre and dance, and “Festival Internazionale W. A. Mozart”, dedicated to the musical genius from Salzburg, who stayed here to perform his first Italian concert. Amongst the most famous people from Rovereto there are Antonio Rosmini, Riccardo Zandonai, and Fortunato Depero.