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  • 1 Santa Giulia - Museum of the City of Brescia Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Via Musei 81/bis

    This magnificent town museum is housed in the monastery founded in 753 and extended over the centuries to encompass the Lombard basilica of San Salvatore, Santa Maria Romanesque church in Solario (which are both part of the museum tour) and the Santa..

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

    Religious buildings

    Via San Francesco d'Assisi

    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

    Via dei Musei

    The picturesque Via dei Musei, former decumanus of the Roman town, is lined in impressive edifices, such as the 17C Martinengo palace which leads to the Roman remains of the forum of Brescia. Not far away, Piazza della Loggia leads to the delightful ..

  • 4 Tosio Martinengo art gallery Interesting

    Museums and art

    Piazza Moretto 4

    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..

  • 5 Piazza della Loggia (Loggia Square) Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza della Loggia

    Today the Brescia town hall, this Loggia was built (late 15C to early 16C) by various architects including Sansovino and Palladio who contributed to the upper storey. Opposite, the clock tower is surmounted by two automatons which ring the hours. On ..

  • 6 Tempio Capitolino (Capitolino Temple) Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Via dei Musei

    The former civil and religious heart of Brixia, the old forum retains some impressive remains of the Capitolin temple (73 AD) and the adjacent theatre. The south wall was closed by a basilica (69-96 AD), the remains of which can be seen in the buildi..

  • 7 Brescia Castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Via Castello

    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 under Venetian domination. The Luigi Mar..

  • 8 S.S. Nazaro et Celso

    Religious buildings

    Corso Matteotti

    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

    Corsetto Sant'Agata 27

    The lavish interior of this church is home to a polyptych of the Virgin of the Misericord from the Brescia school (16C).

  • 10 Sant'Alessandro (Saint-Alexandra)

    Religious buildings

    Via Moretto 75

    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

    Via dei Musei 81

    This church accommodates the Cross of Desiderius, adorned with precious stones and cameos from the 8C.

  • 12 Piazza Paolo VI (Duomo Nuovo)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza Paolo VI

    The square owes its current name to local boy, Giovanni Battista Montini, more generally known as Pope Paul VI (1963-78). The immense new white marble dome (17C) has replaced the former Romanesque dome (late 11C). Inside, there is a magnificent pink ..

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