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CAPITOLIUM

It was erected by Vespasiano in 73 A.D., as evidenced by the inscription on the pediment. The area was occupied on three sides by a terrace with at the centre the temple and two wings on either side of the portico to the Forum. The staircase leading...

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CASTLE

Brescia Castle stands on the Cidneo hill and is called the "Falcon of Italy" for its position high over the city. It extends for 75,000 square metres enclosed within the city walls. The old Viscontea and Venetian fortress dominates the city and its...

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OLD CATHEDRAL

Built in the late eleventh century on the ruins of the former basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, it has a rare circular design, consisting of two cylindrical structures of stacked stone. The entrance was opened in 1571, but the current portal was...

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MUSEUM OF THE RISORGIMENTO

It is housed in the Grande Miglio, in Castello, in the former grain storehouse built in the late sixteenth century. It offers a selection of the Museum’s collections, including portraits, memorabilia, proclamations and prints documenting the...

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LUIGI MARZOLI" ARMS MUSEUM

In one of the oldest parts of the Castle, the Mastio Visconteo (Visconti Keep), is the "Luigi Marzoli" Arms Museum, built by Carlo Scarpa to house one of the richest European collections of armour and ancient weapons. The knives, guns and armour...

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DIOCESAN MUSEUM

The permanent collections, on the first floor, are divided into four sections dedicated to painting and sculpture, illustrated manuscripts, sacred gold and liturgical fabric. In the section devoted to painting and sculpture works are on display by...

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