Rovereto

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Rovereto
Comune di Rovereto
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Panorama of Rovereto, with Monte Cengialto (on the right)
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Rovereto
Rovereto (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
Coordinates: 45°53′N11°3′E / 45.883°N 11.050°E / 45.883; 11.050
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province Trentino (TN)
Frazioni Borgo Sacco, Lizzana, Lizzanella, Marco, Mori Stazione, Noriglio, San Giorgio, Santa Maria, Sant'Ilario
Government
  MayorFrancesco Valduga
Area
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  Total50 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation
204 m (669 ft)
Population
 (31 March 2018) [2]
  Total39,915
  Density800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Roveretani
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
38068
Dialing code 0464
Patron saint Saint Mary of the Snow
Saint day5 August
Website Official website
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Rovereto castle.
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The Rosmini Fountain.

Rovereto (Italian pronunciation:  [roveˈreːto] ; German : Rofreit; "wood of Cornish oaks") is a city and comune in Trentino in northern Italy, located in the Vallagarina valley of the Adige River.

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History

Rovereto was an ancient fortress town standing at the frontier between the bishopric of Trento – an independent state until 1797 – and the republic of Venice, and later between Austrian Tyrol and Italy.

Geography

Rovereto is east of Riva del Garda (at the north-western corner of Lake Garda). Rovereto is the main city of the Vallagarina district.

The town is located at the southern edge of the Italian Alps, near the Dolomites. It is bordered by Monte Cengialto (686m above sea level) to the east. [3]

Main sights

In the area of Lavini di Marco footprints of dinosaurs have been found. The species have been identified as the herbivorous Camptosaurus and carnivorous Dilophosaurus .

Marco also hosts a large landslide which was mentioned by Dante Alighieri in his Divina Commedia : "Qual è quella ruina che nel fianco di qua da Trento l'Adice percosse, o per tremoto o per sostegno manco" (Inferno, canto XII).

Economy

In the past Rovereto was an important centre for the manufacture of silk fabrics. Currently, wine, rubber, chocolate, glasses and coffee are the town's main businesses.

Rovereto is the birthplace (1941) of Sferoflex eyeglasses, now taken over by Luxottica. Other relevant companies located in Rovereto are Marangoni Pneumatici, Sandoz Industrial Products Spa, Cioccolato Cisa, and Metalsistem. Rovereto is also home to Pama S.p.A machine tool builder.

Transport

Rovereto railway station, opened in 1859, forms part of the Brenner railway, which links Verona with Innsbruck.

People

Twin towns – sister cities

Rovereto is twinned with:

See also

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References

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. Giacomoni, Francesco. "la zona industriale vista dal sentiero del Cengialto 686 m. slm and Monte Finonchio (1608 m above sea level) On the west side Rovereto is bordered by Monte Stivo (2059 m)". panoramio.com. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  4. "Casa d'Arte Futurista Depero". "Quando vivrò di quello che ho pensato ieri, comincerò ad avere paura di chi mi copia" FD. Il Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto ("Mart"). Retrieved 2 September 2017.

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