Welcome to Rovereto
In the winter of 1769, Leopold Mozart and his soon-to-be-famous musical son visited Rovereto and found it to be 'rich in diligent people engaged in viticulture and the weaving of silk'. The area is no longer known for silk, but still produces some outstanding wines, including the inky, cherry-scented Marzemino (the wine's scene-stealing appearance in Don Giovanni suggests it may have been a Mozart family favourite). Those on a musical pilgrimage come for the annual Mozart Festival in August and the town that Mozart knew still has its haunting, tightly coiled historic-centre streets. But it's the shock of the new that now lures most: Rovereto is home to one of Italy's best contemporary and 20th-century art museums.