On the border between the provinces of Trento and Bolzano, in the Val d'Adige, Roverè della Luna (Eichholz in German) is a town in the province of Trento, located at the meeting point between the Italian and German linguistic areas. Surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape, characterized by lush forests, regular rows of vines and fruit trees, the village lies along the area of debris transported by the Rio Favogna, the origin of the name refers to a loop with a half moon shape of the Rio Favogna, near a grove of oaks.
The area was inhabited since the Iron Age, as evidenced by the several interesting findings brought to light in the localities of Feldi, Lomeri and Novalet, remains of buildings, coins and, in particular, the late-Roman necropolis, which attest with absolute certainty the Romanization of the area. The first written documents from which it is possible to deduce the existence of the village date back to the XIV century, when the Count Enrico of Tyrol gave his ministerial clearing and assigned the farmlands to the German colonists. The town that was gradually to be was, at first , under the control of the family of Metz and, subsequently, of Firmian; from ecclesiastical point of view, however, depended on the Parish of Mezzocorona.
The territory of Roverè of the Moon is strongly devoted to agriculture (fruit and vines, in particular) and craft, offering visitors the chance to take unforgettable walks in the open air, in contact with nature, along the bed of the Rio and visit the wineries in the area.
Sites of Interest:
- the small Chapel of St. Anne, located in the main square of Roverè della Luna, next to the Church of Saint Catherine of Alexandria. Mentioned for the first time in the XVI century, when the Prince-Bishop of Trento granted to the inhabitants, the possibility to build a cemetery near to the chapel. It consists of a quadrangular room covered by a vaulted sloping roof . Inside it is still possible to admire traces of frescoes and on the front the family crest of Firmian, carved in red stone of Trento;
- the Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria, built between 1859 and 1861 to a design engineer Luigi de Eccher from Mezzocorona and inside there are highly valuable paintings XVII and XVIII centuries. On the Bell Tower is walled the tombstone of Baron Wilhelm Baldessari von Lowenfeld, a courtly adviser of Innsbruck, who died in 1700;
- Palazzo Vigili de Kreutzenberg, whose original building was started by Gartner von Sommerfeld. The façade is characterized by an orderly succession of windows, railings, according to the German use, while two mullioned windows open on the east and west of the building. The halls of the two floors are richly frescoed.