To celebrate the centennial of the AFS, Fondazione Intercultura has chosen Trento and Rovereto. These towns are linked to the memory of World War I, although not closely related to the activity of the first AFS ambulances, which worked mainly on the Marne and in the Balkans.

How to get there:

Motorway A22 (E45), exit Trento South or North.

Trento railway station, on the Trenitalia line ROME/BRENNER and TRENTO/VENICE.

CATULLO airport in Villafranca (Verona) at 90 km.

For those arriving early in Trento, in addition to visiting the city we suggest some interesting possibilities, "in theme" with the conference and the centennial of AFS:


The National Alpine Soldier History Museum

Doss Trento
Tel. 0461 827248

Opening times: from Tuesday to Thursday 9-12 and 13.30-16, Friday 9-12, Saturday and Holidays by appointment

Located on the rock overlooking the city of Trento, this museum exhibits relics, weapons and photographs on the history of the Alpine Corps, with particular attention to the two World Wars. The museum, which was opened in 1958 and operated by the Italian Army, is part of the commemorative complex located on the Doss Trento (or Verruca), next to the mausoleum dedicated to Cesare Battisti.
Much of the memorabilia on display in the museum relates to the First World War, but it also extends to events regarding the Alpini from the establishment of the Corps to this day.

The “Gianni Caproni” Museum of Aeronautics

via Lidorno 3
Tel. 0461 944888

Opening times: from Tuesday to Friday 10-13 and 14-18; Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10-18; closed: non-public holiday Mondays, 25 December and 1 January

Founded by Trentino’s aviation pioneer Gianni Caproni, the museum displays, in a renovated exhibition, a collection of historic aircraft of global importance, documents, memorabilia and artefacts relating to the history of flight. From 25 October 2014, the exhibition “Nel segno del Cavallino Rampante” will be dedicated to Francesco Baracca, Italian ace of the First World War.

Fondazione Museo Storico del Trentino
via Torre d'Augusto 41
Tel. +39 0461 230482

A museum dedicated to the valorization of the history of Trento, Trentino and historic Tirol. 


Italian War Museum

via Castelbarco 7
Tel. +39 0464 438100

Opening times: from Tuesday to Sunday 10-18; closed non-public holiday Mondays, 24, 25, 31 December, 1 January; First World War Artillery section open from May to October

Among the most important Italian history museums, it has a wide collection of materials from the Great War and a section devoted to artillery. Equipped with its archive and library, the museum promotes research and educational activities. Housed in the Castle of Rovereto, a large collection of weapons of the modern age are exhibited.
Run by an Association, the Museum exhibits arms and uniforms, photographs and paintings, documents and personal effects. It promotes temporary exhibitions, research, the publication of works of historical interest and participates in film productions.

Obviously, the testimonies of the Great War are present in almost every part of Trentino. A comprehensive collection of itineraries and other information is available on the website

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