If you are passionate about history and art, then a fixed stop on your next stop to Brescia must absolutely be at the Museum of Santa Giulia, the main gallery in the city.
This museum is perhaps one of the most important tourist attractions in the Brescia area, characterized by an exceptional location and a selection of very important historical finds. The Santa Giulia Museum is in fact located inside an ex monastic complex of Lombard origin and it is the house to a beautiful permanent installation that traces the history, art and spirituality of Brescia from Prehistory to the present day.
It also host temporary exhibitions of international scope, the museum, together with the monastic complex of San Salvatore and the Archaeological area of the Capitolium, is a World Heritage Site. As soon as you cross its threshold, it is easy to understand why: once you reach the ground floor, where the visit begins, the beauty of the venue can only leave you breathless.
The visit is a long journey that begins with the glorious past of Brescia, with exhibits that testify to the religious, artistic and archaeological history of the city. On the upper floor it is impossible not to stop and admire the wonderful Church of Santa Maria in Solario, where in the center is located the so called Croce del Desiderio, dating back to the 9th century BC. and kept in a precious display case.
Continuing your visit you can admire many other priceless finds, and walk among over eleven thousand works of art on a path that will immerse you in the "Brixia" of 2,300 years ago.
A land to discover:
History: You can travel in Brescia's glorious past
Art: There are over 11,000 works of art to be admired on an extraordinary journey
Architecture: A full artistic, but also spiritual immersion within a Lombard architectural jewel