• Art & Culture

The Palace of the Loggia

Where
Piazza della Loggia, Brescia

Tue, 23/10/2012 - 10:07 -- Chiara Itinerario:  The great squares of the city centre Renaissance and Sixteenth-century Brescia Slow tour 3 Tipologia:  Palaces Tag:  Loggia Sansovino Palladio Vanvitelli The present loggia was built to replace the previous one built between 1434 and 1436. The first stone was laid in 1492 with a solemn ceremony and the building work continued until about 1570, under the supervision of numerous architects: Tommaso Formentone, then Gasparo da Coirano, Andrea Palladio, Jacopo Sansovino, Galeazzo Alessi, Giovanni Rusconi and Ludovico Beretta. The lower  floor has a large portico divided into nine bays supported on columns, with cross vaults. It is open on three sides under wide round-headed arches resting on composite Corinthian pillars. The buiding is enriched by the splendid, decorative, sculptured marble facade and the finely sculpted capitals of the pillars, not to mention the ornate pilaster strips, the marble busts in classical style and, over the archways, medallions with the heads of Roman Emperors. A magnificent main door flanked by two drinking fountains in recesses, designed by Stefano Lamberti (1552) gives access from the porch to the palace, where the most important organs of the town council have their offices. The upper storey, which was finished during the XVI century, has three large architraved windows, directly over the supporting arches below, alternated with pilaster strips thus giving movement to the sides of the building by alternating plain expanses of wall with areas bearing marble decorations, in Manneristic style. The rectangular cupola shaped like the hull of a ship. which replaced the flat roof in late Baroque style built in 1769 to a design by Luigi Vanvitelli, dates back to 1914, when, after centuries of differing opinions, the roof was rebuilt in the style of the original one des troyed in the terrible fire that in 1575 ruined the inside of the palace,reducing to ashes, among other works of art, paintings by Titian. A monumental,neo-Renaissance staircase, which was finished in 1902, leads to the upper floor, where most of the space is devoted to a large room called the "salone vanvitelliano", after the architect, Luigi Vanvitelli, who designed it (1773).   THE PALACE OF THE LOGGIA Piazza Loggia Brescia File:  Audioguide Palace of the Loggia 1.mp3 Audioguide Palace of the Loggia 2.mp3 Audioguide Palace of the Loggia 3.mp3 Audioguide Palace of the Loggia 4.mp3 Audioguide Palace of the Loggia 5.mp3 Galleria:  ItalianoDeutschFrançaisEspañol

Take me here: The Palace of the Loggia

Places

La Lodoìga

  • Art & Culture
La Lodoìga
0 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
28 mt

The Arcade and the Clock Tower

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

The colli dei Longobardi wine route

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

Golfing in Brescia

  • Golf
Golfing in Brescia
101 mt

Lake fish

  • Lakes
Lake fish
101 mt

Church of Sant'Agata

  • Art & Culture
Church of Sant'Agata
146 mt

Piazzetta Curt dei Pulì

  • Art & Culture
Piazzetta Curt dei Pulì
148 mt

Museo Diocesano

  • Art & Culture
Museo Diocesano
148 mt

The Broletto Palace

  • Art & Culture
The Broletto Palace
156 mt

Angelo Maria Querini

  • Art & Culture
Angelo Maria Querini
166 mt

The Old Cathedral

  • Art & Culture
The Old Cathedral
166 mt

Piazza Paolo VI (formerly Piazza del Duomo)

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

Piazza della Vittoria

  • Art & Culture
Piazza della Vittoria
180 mt

Il Mostasù

  • Art & Culture
Il Mostasù
211 mt

Church of San Giovanni Evangelista

  • Art & Culture
Church of San Giovanni Evangelista
246 mt

The Queriniana Library and the Bishop's Palace

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

Piazza del Mercato

  • Art & Culture
Piazza del Mercato
281 mt

National Museum of Photography

  • Art & Culture
National Museum of Photography
296 mt

Pallata Tower

  • Art & Culture
Pallata Tower
300 mt

Activities

Brescia private walking tour

  • Art & Culture
Brescia private walking tour
464 mt

Brescia Castle private tour and wine tasting

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

Franciacorta wine tour and tasting from Brescia

  • Food & Wine
Franciacorta wine tour and tasting from Brescia
965 mt

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

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

Where to sleep

LE MUSE

Brescia
LE MUSE
364 mt

APPARTAMENTO MAZZINI 40

Brescia
APPARTAMENTO MAZZINI 40
382 mt

GRILLO VINCENZA 06

Brescia
GRILLO VINCENZA 06
390 mt

APPARTAMENTO DIMESSE

Brescia
APPARTAMENTO DIMESSE
512 mt

APPARTAMENTO TRILOCALE SAN FRANCESCO

Brescia
APPARTAMENTO TRILOCALE SAN FRANCESCO
587 mt

CRISTALLO (MEUBLE')

Brescia
CRISTALLO (MEUBLE')
927 mt

AMADI2

BRESCIA
AMADI2
1.2 km

VILLA MILLY

Brescia
VILLA MILLY
1.25 km

NOVOTEL BRESCIA 2

Brescia
NOVOTEL BRESCIA 2
1.49 km

ICATEX ITALIA

Brescia
ICATEX ITALIA
1.63 km

ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO UBERTINI

Brescia
ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO UBERTINI
2.2 km

AI RONCHI MOTOR HOTEL

Brescia
AI RONCHI MOTOR HOTEL
2.84 km

SCALABRINI

Brescia
SCALABRINI
2.93 km

WHITE HOUSE 4

Brescia
WHITE HOUSE 4
2.95 km

FAM. UNIVER.TARIA CARD. G. BEVILACQUA-E. RINALDINI

Brescia
FAM. UNIVER.TARIA CARD. G. BEVILACQUA-E. RINALDINI
2.97 km

BIANCAVILLA

Brescia
BIANCAVILLA
3.26 km

CLUB HOUSE BRESCIA CALCIO

Brescia
CLUB HOUSE BRESCIA CALCIO
3.89 km

LIVIO (MEUBLE')

Brescia
LIVIO (MEUBLE')
5.38 km

MACINA (EX. LOCANDA MACINA)

Castel Mella
MACINA (EX. LOCANDA MACINA)
7.16 km

LA MAISON GATTA

Poncarale
LA MAISON GATTA
10.05 km