The year of construction of the villa is uncertain, and in this regard there are two theses: the first places construction in 1530 on the commission of Giovanni Gaudenzio Madruzzo, father of Cristoforo Madruzzo, as reported by Michelangelo Mariani's Brescia historian Michelangelo Mariani, adding that in 1540 it hosted Carlo V; the other thesis, backed up by archive news revealed in 1910, places the building around 1550 on commission of Cristoforo Madruzzo. On June 7, 1551, a lunch was held in honor of Philip II of Spain, accompanied by Emanuele Filiberto I of Savoy and other noblemen who came to Trento at the Council. In November 1552, architect Andrea Palladio was invited to Trento by Cristoforo Madruzzo to examine the work and advise improvements. At the death of Carlo Emanuele Madruzzo (1658), the villa passed into the patrimony of the Bishop's Mensa. In June 1721 it was a temporary seat of thirty of the nuns of St. Ursula, who remained for an indefinite time. In September 1796, shortly after Napoleon Bonaparte's occupation of Trento, the villa was sacked by French soldiers. In November of the same year the city was taken back by the Austrians who used the villa as a prison and a hospital. On the Christmas night of the same year the building caught fire and suffered serious damage due to the fire. Auctioned in October 1806, the villa was first restored in 1833 by the bishop of Trento Francesco Saverio Luschin. During the work, the roof was completely rebuilt, removing the towers with a belvedere in the center. In the second half of the nineteenth century the building was used as a modest farmhouse of peasants. Between 1927 and 1933, the bishop's curia who had acquired it was granted it under management at the nearby Michelin tires factory as accommodation for its workers. In 1951 there was a second restoration, then resumed in 1970 with the acquisition of the villa by the Province of Trento and the passage, in 1973, of the competences in the protection of the artistic historical heritage from the state to the province. In 1981 it was the exhibition site of the Contemporary Art section of the Provincial Museum of Art. In 1987 she became the Trento headquarters of the MART, hosting the 19th century part of the museum's artistic heritage. January 1, 2011 was closed for restoration. The reopening to the public, originally scheduled for 2012, was postponed. In 2013, the Museum of Science in Trento MUSE was opened. Since 2015, Palazzo delle Albere is used as a temporary exhibition space for temporary exhibitions. On the third floor of the second home, there are 3 groups of figures located between a medallion and the other: the Triumph of Love, the Triumph of Wisdom and the Triumph of Abundance. On the second floor from the left of the second house one can admire an elderly woman with iron knives in hand, in the gesture of affording them, which represent the time because it consumes the material goods by its trend, the inscription says: "Omnia deadly mute consumption quod humana impello singula tempus edax ". There follows a woman holding two children's hair suspended and representing the experience of discerning the truth from the lie; the inscription says: "cuncta dolens ego sum experientia fictum aut mendax quod sit solo probé queo." There follows a young man who is climbing on a scale called "climax virtus", which represents the spiritual way to perfection. back to three figures shirring ropes against him: lust, misery and death. The inscription below says: "celsa petere est retineat did not foemina saeva pauperies premat hine libidina trahat" translated "the virtuoso would reach the apex if the misery, the woman, and death would not stop her. " It is no coincidence that the ladder is aimed at the Triumphs on the sayings of Wisdom and Abundance.