The Bell of Miravalle tolls for the dead of any war. Born from an idea of Rovereto-based priest don Antonio Rossaro, the Bell of Peace, is a witness to peace and a stern warning against war, in memory of the dead of any war.
Cast in Trento on 30th October 1924, by using bronze from the cannons of the 19 countries that took part in World War I, it was christened on 24th May 1925 with the name Maria Dolens. After having been blessed in Rome by Pope Paul VI, it was installed on the Colle di Miravalle hill in Rovereto, on 4th November 1965.
It is the largest pealing bell in the world. It weighs more than 226 quintals, features a diameter of 3.21 metres and is 3.36 metres tall. The clapper alone weighs 6 quintals and the headstock 103. Every evening, at sunset, its peal is an invitation to remember the soldiers who fell in any war fought worldwide. The aim of the "Bell for the Fallen" Rovereto Foundation is to educate young generations to a culture of peace, non-violence and human rights.