Historical squares and buildings of Rovereto

 

If from via della Terra you move towards piazza San Marco and via Rialto, as you can easily understand from the names, you will enter the "Venetian" town. Here you can admire the wide façade of the church of San Marco, built in 1462 and then rebuilt in 1603, which interiors are richly embellished in the rococo style.
Proceeding along via Rialto, you will see the more commercial part of the town, where the noble buildings fade into more plain commercial ones.
In the centre of piazza Battisti it is possible to admire the Fountain of Nettuno, dated 1736, which pumps the water directly from the river Leno, as all the other little fountains which decorates the squares and streets of the town centre. Along via Tartarotti, on the contrary, there is a nice sequence of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century buildings, starting from Todeschi palace, with the beautiful portal of the XVIII century and the balcony and the windows in wrought iron, the ex-spinning mill Tacchi, or the building of the land registry which in 1700 was seat of a dry-cleaner's.
And again elegant palaces are the frame of piazza Malfatti and vicolo del Portello, the long porticated street where, once upon a time, shops and arts and crafts sold their products. This street is parallel to Via della Terra and walks alongside a stream along the city walls.

And last but not least, piazza del Podestà houses the town hall, built in the XV century, and original seat of the Venetian podestà, enriched by frescoes and coat of arms which remind of the history of the town. The current aspect of the building is the one that the architect Augusto Sezanne gave him in 1900.

This is the most famous Rovereto, but walking among its streets or it suggestive outskirts thousand other jewels can be discovered.