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Piazza del Foro

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Piazza del Foro, Brescia

Mon, 22/10/2012 - 15:20 -- Chiara Itinerario:  The oldest part of the city Origins and Roman Brescia Slow tour 1 Tipologia:  Squares Tag:  capitolium UNESCO When Brescia was under Roman rule, this square was the centre both of religious and political life.  The Capitolium temple, prominently situated at the north end, had an arcade with a double order of columns, as can be seen from the remains of the arches on the former ground level.  The Basilica (the law courts) was situated on the south side: remains of this edifice can be seen incorporated into the nearby houses in Piazza Labus. The magnificent Piazza del Foro was traversed by the “Decumanus Massimus” (nowadays Via dei Musei) which ran from Bergamo to Verona. The Church of San Zeno in Foro faces onto this road. It has a small churchyard enclosed by railings with statues of intertwined dolphins; inside the church a collection of paintings deserves attention.   The imposing Palazzo Martinengo Cesaresco al Novarino, opposite the church, was built in the XVIIth century. Important Roman remains which were found underneath it are now on display in the basement. A statue representing the former owner, Cesare IV Martinengo, stands in the courtyard. The Palace houses is used to house exhibitions of contemporary art. Other ancient palaces in the neighbourhood are worthy of note: the XVIth-century Palazzo Lana at 1, Via A. Gallo, attributed to the architect Lodovico Beretta; Palazzo Uggeri, on the corner of Vicolo San Zanino and Via dei Musei, probably by the same architect; next to it, at number 45, Palazzo Maggi di Gradella, with its XVIth century façade.   File:  Audioguide Forum square.mp3 Audioguide Capitoline Temple.mp3 Audioguide San Zeno al Foro Church.mp3 Audioguide Palazzo Martinengo Cesaresco.mp3 ItalianoDeutschFrançaisEspañol

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Places

Roman Basilica

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Roman Basilica
73 mt

The Republican Sanctuary

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The Republican Sanctuary
91 mt

The Capitolium and the Roman Forum

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Brixia - Parco archeologico di Brescia
91 mt

Palazzo Martinengo

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Palazzo Martinengo
112 mt

CROCI FUNERARIE D’ORO LONGOBARDE

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CROCI FUNERARIE D’ORO LONGOBARDE
210 mt

MEDAGLIONE AUREOGRAFICO CON TRIPLICE RITRATTO 230-250 d.C.

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MEDAGLIONE AUREOGRAFICO CON TRIPLICE RITRATTO 230-250 d.C.
210 mt

Anfore da trasporto I sec. a. C.– IV sec. d. C.

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Anfore da trasporto I sec. a. C.– IV sec. d. C.
210 mt

Monumenti funerari da via Mantova

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Monumenti funerari da via Mantova
210 mt

San Salvatore

Una delle testimonianze più importanti e meglio conservate di architettura religiosa alto-medievale
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San Salvatore
210 mt

The Queriniana Library and the Bishop's Palace

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The Queriniana Library and the Bishop's Palace
228 mt

Nicolò Tartaglia

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Nicolò Tartaglia
242 mt

Santa Giulia Museum

An area of 14 000m2, 11 000 finds, from Prehistory to 800. Since 2011, the Santa Giulia Museum in Brescia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Santa Giulia Museum
276 mt

The Broletto Palace

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The Broletto Palace
324 mt

Piazza Tebaldo Brusato

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Piazza Tebaldo Brusato
325 mt

Piazza Paolo VI (formerly Piazza del Duomo)

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Piazza Paolo VI (formerly Piazza del Duomo)
359 mt

Angelo Maria Querini

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Angelo Maria Querini
359 mt

The Old Cathedral

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The Old Cathedral
359 mt

The Arcade and the Clock Tower

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The Arcade and the Clock Tower
407 mt

The Corn Market

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The Corn Market
424 mt

RITRATTO DI ELEONORA D'ESTE

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RITRATTO DI ELEONORA D'ESTE
429 mt

Activities

Brescia private walking tour

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Brescia private walking tour
40 mt

Where to sleep

LE MUSE

Brescia
LE MUSE
131 mt

APPARTAMENTO MAZZINI 40

Brescia
APPARTAMENTO MAZZINI 40
354 mt

APPARTAMENTO PIAZZA VITTORIA

Brescia
APPARTAMENTO PIAZZA VITTORIA
596 mt

AMADI2

BRESCIA
AMADI2
864 mt

APPARTAMENTO TRILOCALE SAN FRANCESCO

Brescia
APPARTAMENTO TRILOCALE SAN FRANCESCO
1.03 km

CRISTALLO (MEUBLE')

Brescia
CRISTALLO (MEUBLE')
1.22 km

NOVOTEL BRESCIA 2

Brescia
NOVOTEL BRESCIA 2
1.44 km

APPARTAMENTO OSPEDALE CIVILE 2

Brescia
APPARTAMENTO OSPEDALE CIVILE 2
1.58 km

ICATEX ITALIA

Brescia
ICATEX ITALIA
1.89 km

WHITE HOUSE 4

Brescia
WHITE HOUSE 4
2.86 km

SCALABRINI

Brescia
SCALABRINI
3.39 km

BIANCAVILLA

Brescia
BIANCAVILLA
3.65 km

CLUB HOUSE BRESCIA CALCIO

Brescia
CLUB HOUSE BRESCIA CALCIO
3.78 km

LIVIO (MEUBLE')

Brescia
LIVIO (MEUBLE')
5.01 km

MACINA (EX. LOCANDA MACINA)

Castel Mella
MACINA (EX. LOCANDA MACINA)
7.52 km

LA MAISON GATTA

Poncarale
LA MAISON GATTA
10.01 km

ARMIDA (MEUBLE')

Castenedolo
ARMIDA (MEUBLE')
10.55 km

CASA ADEA - GREEN SUN

Rodengo Saiano
CASA ADEA - GREEN SUN
11.34 km

BELMONTE

Serle
BELMONTE
11.82 km