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Countless are the museums and exhibitions scattered on the territory of Trentino and South Tyrol: visiting them is the best way to discover local culture, nature, science, art and craftsmanship.
In Trentino and South Tyrol you have many ways to learn something about local history and culture: the Touriseum of Trauttmansdorff Castle, the Messner Mountain Museums, the Archaeological Museum of South Tyrol, the Mart of Trento and Rovereto, the Science Museum of Bolzano, the Visitors Center of the nature reserve Parco Naturale Tre Cime… Visiting these and the many other museums the traditions, origins, nature, geology, art and science of Trentino Alto Adige will hold no secrets for you.
Show main museums in Trentino Alto Adige
One of the biggest modern and contemporary art museums in Italy, Mart was founded in 1987, and nowadays it comprises three different museums: the main one in Rovereto, Palazzo delle Albere in Trento and Museo Fortunato Depero, in Rovereto. Welcoming every year thousands of visitors, it hosts a permanent exhibition of about 12,000 works.
The main museum in Rovereto was designed by architect Mario Botta, together with engineer Giulio Andreolli, and was opened on December 2002. The main building rises behind Palazzo dell’Annona and Palazzo Alberti, and the space between is covered by a corridor leading to a steel and glass dome.
In the center of San Candido lies the biggest museum of the Dolomites, the Dolomythos. On display, treasures, discoveries and rarities coming from the mountains inscribed in 2009 by UNESCO in the list of World Heritage Sites.
The Museum Dolomythos in San Candido was founded in 1995 by Michael Wachtler, nature enthusiast and archeologist, author of many books and expert of the Dolomites. During the years this small museum of Alta Pusteria turned into a big and important research center on the world of mountains.
Ladin Museum Ciastel de Tor
The Ladin Museum Ciastel de Tor is hosted inside the castle Ciastel de Tor in San Martino in Badia. Famous for its picturesque tower, it's dedicated to Ladin history and language.
The museum is hosted inside a wonderful Middle Age castle, once home of the local lords, that after being completely renovated was turned into the site of a permanent exhibition.