The Castle of Rovereto which houses the Italian War Museum

Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra, Rovereto

Posted on on 03 June 2013
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The Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra ('The Italian War Museum') in Rovereto, Trentino, "exhibits arms and uniforms, photographs and paintings, documents and personal effects".

The museum was originally conceived in the aftermath of the First World War by a group of citizens who sought to commemorate the conflict.

Trentino had originally been part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, but was annexed by Italy in 1919 when the Treaty of Saint-Germain was signed.

The Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra was opened in October 1921 by King Victor Emmanuel III and is situated in the 15th Century Castle of Rovereto.

In 2008, the museum opened three new rooms dedicated to the history of conflicts from the Napoleonic Wars to the First World War.

To find out more about the Italian War Museum, visit the Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra website here.

Images courtesy of the Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News

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