Museums and collections

The Renzo Piano-designed project puts Trento on the international map. Far more than a science museum, this is a bold statement of intent. Expect a major visitor attraction, a multimedia experience and a beacon of scientific excellence. The exhibitions favour a hands-on approach to science, at once educational but engaging. Inaugurated in 2013, the museum explores the relationship between nature, science and society and also considers the impact of science on everyday life.

Futurism, Pop Art, Realism and great exhibitions: Mart in Rovereto is one of the most interesting museums on the Italian scene. It was designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta, with the collaboration of Rovereto-based engineer Giulio Andreolli. Every year the Museum holds one large exhibition and several temporary shows, and provides a range of interesting educational activities.

Arte Sella is an international outdoor exhibition of contemporary art set up in 1986 in the fields and woods of the Val di Sella.
Arte Sella is both a qualified exhibition of artistic works and, most importantly, an ongoing creative process in which art works can be actually followed as they grow and evolve. The artists are called upon to express a respectful relationship with nature and treat it as a source of inspiration.

The Buonconsiglio Castle is the largest and most important monumental complex of the Trentino Alto Adige region. It was the residence of the prince-bishops of Trento from the 13th century to the end of the 18th century. Castelvecchio is the oldest nucleus; the Magno Palazzo is the 16th century expansion and is one of the most sumptuous Renaissance-style palaces in Italy.

Centre for the archaeology and ancient history of the Val di Non - Sanzeno

The Museum is a Unesco World Heritage Site and houses wooden objects and food, amazingly still intact after nearly 4 thousand years

The wide area is made up of public and private places and buildings: a long stretch of the eastern town walls with a tower converted into the town gate, a long stretch of road paved with setts of red local stone.

Le Gallerie are not a traditional museum, perhaps not even a museum. 
They are more a workshop and a participatory place; a cultural space where different languages interact in order to promote an awareness of history, excite the curiosity and raise questions.

The MAG Museo Alto Garda is comprised of the Museum of Riva del Garda, which looks directly onto the lake itself, and the G. Segantini City Gallery in Arco. The Rocca of Riva del Garda, an ancient medieval castle standing on the lakeside, is home to the headquarters of the Mag Museum with its three permanent sections, spaces for temporary exhibitions, and the workshop itinerary known as ‘INvento', designed for younger visitors and their families.

The management of the Galleria has been given to the Mart, Museo di arte contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, which confirms once more its ties with a lively, dynamic territory in which an integrated, cutting-edge museum system is taking form.

The Tridentine Diocesan Museum is located right downtown in Trento, close to the San Vigilio Cathedral, in the Palazzo Pretorio, which in the Upper Middle Ages was residence to the Prince-Bishops of Trento. Established in 1903, it features a noteworthy artistic and cultural heritage ranging from the 11th to the 19th century.

This ancient house of worship was from the beginning a cemetery basilica, that is to say a shrine with an essentially commemorative function. When the palatium episcopatus (bishop’s palace) was transferred to the immediate vicinity between the ninth and tenth centuries, this building assumed the function of cathedral church. 

La Fondazione museo civico di Rovereto ha saputo tenere fede negli anni alla volontà dei suoi artefici: ancora oggi, l’impulso alla promozione della cultura scientifica guida le scelte dell’istituzione, attenta alla conservazione della memoria e alla valorizzazione delle collezioni storiche, e insieme aperta ai servizi e alle nuove tecnologie per la tutela e lo studio del territorio.

Voluta dal sacerdote roveretano don Antonio Rossaro all’indomani della Grande Guerra come simbolo imperituro di condanna del conflitto, di pacificazione delle coscienze, di fratellanza fra gli uomini, di solidarietà fra i popoli.

Il museo è stato realizzato proprio tra le mura della casa che diede i natali al futuro statista. Da qui iniziò la sua storia e da qui riparte oggi un percorso tra passato e futuro, che, grazie alle innovative potenzialità tecnologiche offerte dal presente, accompagna il visitatore alla scoperta della affascinante vicenda politica e umana di De Gasperi.

Italian industrial pioneer Gianni Caproni (1886-1957) devoted his life and career to the newly-born aeronautic industry. At the turn of XX century, Caproni created an internationally renowned aircraft plant, which was particularly active and successful during the 20s and 30s. In 1927, he founded the first Italian company museum dedicated to the national aviation history and tradition.

The Italian war history Museum, in the Rovereto castle, was founded in 1921 in remembrance of the First World War. It is one of the main Italian museums dedicated to the Great War.

The museum houses the collection of Emilio Serra’s relics, tireless retriever of First World War artefacts.

The museum retraces the production chain of porphyry

A crumb of a museum - Stenico, Patòn

Collection of objects associated with work and various relics and curiosities of the rural world

Among the first examples of Alpine botanic gardens in Italy, this Garden was established in 1938. It grows over 1,000 Alpine species, grouped by large geographic area of origin; these species represent a valuable living account of the flora biodiversity in the Alpine environment.

Collection of objects of the rural tradition

Renovated country house of impressive size

The Futurist House of the Arts Casa d'Arte Futurista Fortunato Depero is the third branch of Mart - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Rovereto - (after Trento and Rovereto). This is a unique example, in Italy, of a Futurist museum conceived by a Futurist. In fact it was founded by Depero himself in 1957 according to a desecrating and prophetic project.

A collection that bears witness to the Val di Fiemme's agroforestry world 

Honey museum - Lavarone, Tobia

The museum displays on three floors smokers, honey extractors, presses, ripeners, books and magazines, microphotographs, old posters, and an important collection of hives of various types.

A museum dedicated to the activities of mountain pasturage with a collection of interesting objects from the Giudicarie area. Milking and the processing of butter, cheese and ricotta are demonstrated through the various kinds of equipment used. The visit concludes with a room where the objects necessary for life at the mountain dairy are on display. 

Espone le collezioni etnografiche dell’Istitut cultural ladin ordinate secondo precisi criteri logici e dedicate ai diversi aspetti della civiltà ladina fassana

Museum of agricultural equipment and crafts of the community of Canezza - Portolo

Collection of objects and tools that were once used by the dairy cooperative, in homes and in village workshops.