As well as picturesque landscapes and interesting locations in terms of natural, historical and artistic heritage, the Brescia shore of Lake Garda offers visitors the chance to explore the local culture thanks to the numerous museums which are all aimed at enhancing and safeguarding the legacy of this region. Nevertheless each museum deals with specific themes and topics to reflect the varied and multifaceted nature of Lake Garda and its cultural tradition. Based on their interests, tourists can opt for archaeological and historical museums, or museums which are focused on demo-ethno-anthropological subjects or whose goal is to promote and preserve the natural richness of Lake Garda. Every diligent tourist should make the most of this great and amusing opportunity to discover and take a closer look at the extraordinary historical, artistic and natural heritage that Lake Garda keeps on offering in an excellent way.
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...continue
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...continue
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...continue
Historical archives of the Mille Miglia race are preserved at the museum, which contains about one hundred and thirty thousand documents, the consultation of which is open to researchers and enthusiasts. The museum is not only an archive but...continue
The monastery of San Salvatore-Santa Giulia was founded by the Lombard king Desiderius and his wife Ansa in 753 A.D., in a very rich area archaeologically (Roman houses in the area of the monastery and in the garden of Santa Giulia). The later...continue