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 Fiavé pile dwellings are an exceptionally important landmark in the history of Europe's oldest farming communities

Underneath the historic centre of Trento we find the ancient Roman city of Tridentum, thesplendidum municipium, as it  was defined by the Emperor Claudius in 46 AD.

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 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.

The museum holds memories of the war fought in the mountains of Lagorai, the tragedy of evacuated civilian population and of the men serving in the Austro-Hungarian Army.

The Trentino Folklife Museum, founded by Giuseppe Šebesta in 1968, is one of the most distinguished Italian museums of popular traditions.

Research and scientific dissemination are the guidelines of the seven sections that enliven the panorama of the institution

The birthplace of De Gasperi, a treasure trove of history which also looks towards the future

The museum contains a permanent exhibition of photographs which tells the story of Maria Dolens from 1925 to the present day.

Exhibits a rich collection of wartime equipment, uniforms and artefacts from the glaciers of Adamello. It also houses significant reconstructions of the Austrian and Italian high mountain buildings.

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.

A remarkable collection of war relics in perfect condition, originating mostly from the Marmolada front, following the withdrawal of the glacier.

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.

The Fiavé pile dwelling park, open from June 2021, offers a journey into prehistoric times between archaeology and nature to discover the UNESCO world heritage site of the peat bog of Fiavé.

Collection of objects of the rural tradition

Renovated country house of impressive size

The Civic art gallery of Trento is the third Mart venue, working in coordination with the Museum and the Casa d’Arte Futurista Depero in Rovereto.

The Casa d'Arte Futurista Depero is the only museum founded by a futurist – Depero in 1957 – in accordance with an irreverent and prophetic project: innovation, irony, the knocking down of all hierarchy in the arts

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. 

This fort is named after the river that flows close to Vermiglio in the Val di Sole at 1400 metres above sea level

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