The City and Surroundings

Castle of Brescia

Brescia Castle The Brescia castle stands on the top of the Cidneo hill; inhabited since the Bronze Age, today it is an important archaeological site. The hill was used by Celts and Romans as a place of worship of which we can still see the remains inside the keep. Starting from the Middle Ages...

Capitolium Hole and Roman Theater

The Capitoline Temple is a Roman temple located in Brescia in Piazza del Foro, along Via dei Musei, the nucleus of ancient Roman Brixia. Together with the theater and the remains of the city forum, it is the most important complex of ruins and remains of Roman buildings in northern Italy. In...

Mille miglia museum

Brescia, the Lioness of Italy, has always been the heart of the Mille Miglia, the most beautiful race of the world, reserved for vintage cars that can catalyze the attention of citizens of all ages. The Museum of the Mille Miglia, born in 2004 and located in the monastic complex of S. Eufemia,...

Loggia Square

Located in the historic center of the city, it is a significant place for city life. Surrounded by grandiose buildings such as the Palazzo della Loggia (now the town hall), the pieta mountains and the clock tower with its arcades. The town hall was designed by two important architects of the...

New and Old Cathedral

The new cathedral of Brescia is dedicated to the Virgin of the Assumption and stands on the ruins of the pre-existing basilica of S. Pietro de Dom from the 8th century. With its internal height of over 80 meters, the grandiose dome of the Duomo Nuovo is the third largest in Italy. The imposing...

Mount Maddalena

Due to its proximity to the city, it is called the mountain of Brescia. 874 m high is the Maddalena, a real green lung for the city and for the towns of Nave and Botticino that surround it. La Maddalena is part of the Park of the Brescia hills and is a splendid place to look at the city of...

Brescia Underground

Exciting experience under the historic center of Brescia. Guides prepared and courteous in instructing on the use of boots and bob. About two hours of routes under the foundations of the Palazzo Loggia, San Faustino. At the end of the adventure, you will come out of a manhole cover in the...

Broletto Palace and Market Tower (Pègol)

Well-preserved medieval palace. The Broletto palace, the medieval seat of the reigning lords over the city, is today the seat of the provincial administration. The origin of the name derives from the fact that the land on which the building is now built was originally a garden-garden, called...

Square Vittoria and Arengario

It is the result of interventions made during the Fascist period by the architect Piacentini. Before 900 it was a group of buildings that followed one another along narrow and narrow alleys. The square with its tower was built on the demolition of this large portion of the urban fabric in 1932,...

Churches of the Carmine

The main church is that of the Saints Faustino is Giovita erected towards the end of the sixth century; destroyed perhaps by a fire, it was rebuilt by Bishop Anfrido who in 806 had the bodies of the saints transported there. The elegant marble façade houses the high-relief representing...

Museum of Weapons "Luigi Marzoli"

The weapons museum, inaugurated in 1988, is located in the Visconteo keep, the highest building of Brescia Castle built around the 14th century with defensive functions for the city. The museum, intended to tell the long tradition of Brescia in the production of armor, especially in the...

Tower of Pallata

The Pallata tower, better known as the Pallata is a tower of brick of medieval origin about 32 meters high that is located in the historic center of Brescia. The tower was built in 1254 in the Brescia area of San Giovanni, to protect the gate located on the first medieval city wall; it is a...

Market Square and Martinengo Palatini Palace

It was built during the fifteenth century. The square has always hosted the stands of cloth and linen merchants. It was subject to numerous transformations over the centuries, hosting palaces built during these changes. Palazzo Martinengo Palatini In 1675 Count Teofilo Martinengo Palatini...

Museum Santa Giulia

The Santa Giulia Museum is the main museum in Brescia, located in Via dei Musei 81 / b, along the ancient decumanus maxim of the Roman Brixia. It is housed in the monastery of Santa Giulia, built by King Desiderius in the Lombard period and variously expanded and modified in more than a thousand...

Square "Arnaldo" and church of Sant'Afra in Sant'Eufemia

    Piazzale Arnaldo is a square in Brescia, located on the eastern perimeter of the historic city center. Created through a series of urban interventions during the nineteenth century, it was the scene of a bloody battle during the ten days of Brescia and of an attack in 1976. The...

Church of Santa Maria della Carità

The church of Santa Maria della Carità, also known as the Church of the Good Shepherd, since straight up to 1998 from the adjacent monastery of the same name, is located along Via dei Musei, at the intersection with Via Gabriele Rosa. Set on a characteristic octagonal plant, it houses a...

Museum Diocesano

The Diocesan Museum, located within the S. Giuseppe complex, has had the task from the outset of guaranteeing the protection and custody in the first place of the works of sacred art whose conservation was rendered precarious by being placed in closed ecclesiastical buildings to the cult,...

The Monuments and churchs of square and street Moretto

Monument to Alessandro Bonvicino called Moretto He is protagonist with Romanino and Savoldo of the Renaissance pictorial season in Brescia. Called "Raffaello di Brescia", his works are characterized by formal and compositional fineness. Outside Brescia was engaged in Bergamo, Milan,...

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