Santa Giulia Museum

Art&Culture

Santa Giulia Museum

Desiderius, the last Lombard king, founded in 753 AD the female Benedictine monastery of San Salvatore, together with his wife Ansa. To this monumental complex – in which Alessandro Manzoni set his dramatization of the death of Ermengarda, Desiderius’ daughter who was rejected by Charlemagne – churches and other buildings were added over the centuries. This UNESCO World Heritage site tells the story of Brescia through 12.000 works and remarkable buildings, such as an archaeological area with two Roman domus, the Lombard Cathedral of San Salvatore and its crypt, the Romanesque oratory of Santa Maria in Solario and the Nuns’ choir. In the last of these the nuns kept the monastery treasure, of which still remain the Lipsanoteca, a precious ivory container for holy relics, and the Desiderius’ Cross, decorated with 212 gems, masterwork of Carolingian jewellery.

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Village Card: 2,50€ off the full entrance ticket

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The timeless charm of Mille Miglia

Each May, the world famous and richly storied Mille Miglia car race is staged in Brescia. But if you are in the area at another time of year and don’t want to miss the chance to get a feel for the atmosphere of the race, make sure you visit the Mille Miglia Museum
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BRIXIA PARCO ARCHEOLOGICO - Brescia

Brescia’s centre contains monumental archaeological remains of ancient Brixia, impressive evidence of the town’s long history. 

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