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  • 1 Santa Giulia - Museo della Città Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Via Musei 81 bis I - 25100 Brescia

    This magnificent museum is housed in the monastery founded in 753 which, over the centuries, developed from the Lombard basilica of San Salvatore, the Romanesque church of Santa Maria, and the Romanesque church of Santa Giulia, which are also used fo..

  • 2 S. Francesco (Saint-Francis' Church) Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Via San Francesco d'Assisi I - 25100 Brescia

    Similar to other Brescia churches, this 13C church preserves beautiful works of arts, especially paintings by the local school. You can see a work by Moretto (Three Saints)a Pietà from the Giotto school and a Child Virgin,altar retable by Romanino.

  • 3 Via dei Musei (Museum street) Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    v. dei Musei I - 25100 Brescia

    Down this picturesque long street you can first survey the Roman remains of Brescia (Capitolin temple, the theatre and the forum), visit the Saint Salvatore and Saint Giulia monastery, the town museum devoted to local history and finish up at Saint M..

  • 4 Tempio Capitolino (Capitolino Temple) Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. dei Musei I - 25100 Brescia

    Built in 73 AD this temple has preserved the remnants of its cella. The remains of a Roman theatre and of a Brixia forum.

  • 5 Tosio Martinengo art gallery Interesting

    Museums and art

    Piazza Moretto 4 I - 25100 Brescia

    This gallery has a vast collection of works from the Brescia school . This school produced paintings that were distinctive for their richness of tonality and solid compositional balance. Here you see Moretto, who painted religious scenes and portrait..

  • 6 Piazza della Loggia (Loggia Square) Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza della Loggia I - 25100 Brescia

    Today the Brescia town hall, this Loggia was built in the late 15C to the early 16C by various architects including Sansovino and Palladio who helped build the top level. Opposite, the clock tower is surmounted by two jack-of-the-clocks which sound t..

  • 7 Castello (Castle)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    v. del Castello I - 25100 Brescia

    This castle was built on top of the ruins of a Roman temple by the Visconti family and subsequently strengthened with bastions. The lion of Saint Mark at the entrance relates the suffering that Brescia endured because of Venetian domination. The Luig..

  • 8 S.S. Nazaro et Celso

    Religious buildings

    Corso Matteotti I - 25100 Brescia

    This Church houses a Moretto masterpiece, the Crown of the Vergin, as well as a polyptych by Titian.

  • 9 Saint Agatha's church (S. Agata)

    Religious buildings

    Corsettosant'Agata 27 I - 25100 Brescia

    In the lavish interior of this church you can see the polyptych of the Virgin of the Misericord from the Brescia school (16C) and a delightful fresco from the 16C of the Virgin with Coral.

  • 10 S. Alessandro (Saint-Alexandra)

    Religious buildings

    v. Moretto 73A I - 25100 Brescia

    This church conceals an Annunciation by Jacopo Bellini (15C) as well as a Deposition by the Brescia painter, Civercchio.

  • 11 (Church of Saint Mary of Solario)

    Religious buildings

    v. dei Musei 81 I - 25100 Brescia

    This church accommodates the Cross of Desiderius (8-9C) bedecked with many hard stones, cameos and coloured glass and adorned with portraits of Galla Placidia, who reigned fastidiously over Ravenne, and of his children.

  • 12 Piazza Paolo VI (Place Paul VI)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza Paolo VI I - 25100 Brescia

    The new Cathedral (17C) dwarfs the 11C Roman Cathedral nicknamed the Roundhouse because of its circular shape. Inside, there is a magnificent sarcophagus of pink marble surmounted by a recumbent statue of the Bishop and, in the chancel, canvases by M..

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