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Museo Diocesano

Where
Via Gasparo da Salò, 13, Brescia

Tue, 11/06/2013 - 12:22 -- Laura Itinerario:  Among the treasures of medieval Brescia Renaissance and Sixteenth-century Brescia Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Brescia Tipologia:  Museums Since 1996, the mission of the Museo Diocesano has been to assure the safeguard and custody of religious artworks which had been housed in precarious church buildings that had been closed, were dilapidated or unsafe. The permanent collections on the first floor are divided into four sections: paintings and sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, religious artefacts in precious metals and liturgical fabrics. The painting and sculpture section have works by artists from the Brescia and Veneto areas. A masterpiece from the 14th century is the “Madonna with Child” by Paolo Veneziano and there is the mid-15th century work by Antonio Vivarini, “The Polyptych of Saint Ursula”. 14th century Brescia is well represented by the major Brescia painters: Alessandro Bonvicino called Moretto, Girolamo Romanino and Pietro Maria Bagnatore. There is a sketch of the “Transfiguration” for the church of Saint Afra in Brescia by Jacopo Tintoretto; from Titian’s studio there is the face of Christ painted on stone. Works of the17th and 18th centuries from the area include master artists such as Giuseppe Tortelli, Gian Antonio Capello, Pietro Avogadro and Francesco Savanni. From the Veneto region there is Andrea Celesti (“Madonna with Child and Saints Anna, James Major and Benedict”), Francesco Capello, called Daggiù (“Rebecca at the Well”), Gian Battista Pittoni (“Madonna with Child and Saints Leonard and Francis of Paola”) and Giambattista Tiepolo (“Baptism of Constantine”).  The section dedicated to religious artefacts in precious metals has pieces from the second half of the 15th century. Among these works the most significant are the “Gambara Reliquary” in ebony and silver by a Roman silversmith of the 16th century, and the “Pontevico Chalice” in gold, silver and precious stones by the Milanese goldsmith Carlo Grossi.  The illustrated manuscripts section houses a collection of manuscript volumes from the 12th century onwards. Of special importance is a small book, the “Rules of the Brotherhood of the Saints Faustino and Giovita di Collio, the first two sheets of which are completely illustrated by Floriano Ferramola of Brescia.  The section dedicated to liturgical fabrics is one of the richest and largest in Italy. There are fabrics from Venice, Italian and French manufacturers from the 15th century onwards. www.museodiocesanobrescia.it   MUSEO DIOCESANO Via Gasparo da Salò, 13 Brescia   File:  Audioguide Diocesan Museum.mp3 Galleria:  ItalianoFrançaisDeutschEspañol

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Places

La Lodoìga

  • Art & Culture
La Lodoìga
148 mt

The Palace of the Loggia

  • Art & Culture
The Palace of the Loggia
148 mt

The Arcade and the Clock Tower

  • Art & Culture
The Arcade and the Clock Tower
150 mt

Piazza della Loggia

With the Clock Tower, the arcades and its Renaissance architecture, Piazza della Loggia is one of the landmarks of Brescia
  • Art & Culture
Piazza della Loggia Brescia
166 mt

Piazzetta Curt dei Pulì

  • Art & Culture
Piazzetta Curt dei Pulì
194 mt

National Museum of Photography

  • Art & Culture
National Museum of Photography
196 mt

The Broletto Palace

  • Art & Culture
The Broletto Palace
216 mt

The colli dei Longobardi wine route

  • Food & Wine
The colli dei Longobardi wine route
239 mt

Golfing in Brescia

  • Golf
Golfing in Brescia
239 mt

Lake fish

  • Lakes
Lake fish
239 mt

Church of San Giovanni Evangelista

  • Art & Culture
Church of San Giovanni Evangelista
251 mt

Il Mostasù

  • Art & Culture
Il Mostasù
258 mt

Angelo Maria Querini

  • Art & Culture
Angelo Maria Querini
270 mt

The Old Cathedral

  • Art & Culture
The Old Cathedral
270 mt

Piazza Paolo VI (formerly Piazza del Duomo)

  • Art & Culture
Piazza Paolo VI (formerly Piazza del Duomo)
270 mt

Church of Sant'Agata

  • Art & Culture
Church of Sant'Agata
290 mt

The Queriniana Library and the Bishop's Palace

  • Art & Culture
The Queriniana Library and the Bishop's Palace
322 mt

Piazza della Vittoria

  • Art & Culture
Piazza della Vittoria
326 mt

Church of the Saints Faustino and Giovita

  • Art & Culture
Church of the Saints Faustino and Giovita
327 mt

Pallata Tower

  • Art & Culture
Pallata Tower
352 mt

Activities

Brescia Castle private tour and wine tasting

  • Art & Culture
Brescia Castle private tour and wine tasting
407 mt

Franciacorta wine tour and tasting from Brescia

  • Food & Wine
Franciacorta wine tour and tasting from Brescia
1.11 km

Franciacorta Village with Discount Card, aperitif or breakfast and Gift Card

  • Lifestyle
Franciacorta Village with Discount Card, aperitif or breakfast and Gift Card
8.83 km

Where to sleep

L'ANGOLO SULLA PIAZZA

Brescia
L'ANGOLO SULLA PIAZZA
32 mt

GRILLO VINCENZA 10

Brescia
GRILLO VINCENZA 10
160 mt

SANT'URBANO

Brescia
SANT'URBANO
172 mt

GRILLO VINCENZA 05

Brescia
GRILLO VINCENZA 05
179 mt

OROLOGIO (MEUBLE')

Brescia
OROLOGIO (MEUBLE')
181 mt

DELLE MERCANZIE

Brescia
DELLE MERCANZIE
198 mt

LA LOGGIA B

Brescia
LA LOGGIA B
220 mt

ELEGANTI DIMORE 11

Brescia
ELEGANTI DIMORE 11
245 mt

LA LOGGIA C

Brescia
LA LOGGIA C
253 mt

LA FILANDA (DI BRESCIA)

Brescia
LA FILANDA (DI BRESCIA)
323 mt

LA FILANDA DI BRESCIA

Brescia
LA FILANDA DI BRESCIA
323 mt

ELEGANTI DIMORE 9

Brescia
ELEGANTI DIMORE 9
329 mt

APPARTAMENTO TORRE PALLATA

Brescia
APPARTAMENTO TORRE PALLATA
329 mt

ELEGANTI DIMORE 1 (V. BATTAGLIE)

Brescia
ELEGANTI DIMORE 1 (V. BATTAGLIE)
329 mt

GRILLO VINCENZA 12

Brescia
GRILLO VINCENZA 12
339 mt

LE MUSE

Brescia
LE MUSE
351 mt

FAMIGLIA BALDINI

Brescia
FAMIGLIA BALDINI
367 mt

ELEGANTI DIMORE 6

Brescia
ELEGANTI DIMORE 6
387 mt

ELEGANTI DIMORE 10

Brescia
ELEGANTI DIMORE 10
437 mt

ELEGANTI DIMORE 8

Brescia
ELEGANTI DIMORE 8
437 mt