It was first a Roman settlement, and later grew around the castle built here in the 13th Century.
Today, it is known for its architectural integration with its surrounding mountains, its beauty, castle, history, exportation of wine, chocolate, and coffee, and its downtown area.
People Born in Rovereto
Rovereto in People's Lives
Napoleon Bonaparte: I won the Battle of Rovereto here, defeating the Austrian generals Paul Davidovich and Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser and their army in a crushing victory. After realizing that they were outnumbered and suffering great losses, the Austrian army began to retreat. I surrounded them and forced them to retreat into the walls of Mantua, which was currently under a long and intense siege. Once there, they were trapped, and I knew that it was only a matter of time before Mantua would be mine.