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The Cedar of Piazzale Arnaldo

In one of Brescia's most beautiful and vital squares, a beautiful cedar tree placidly observes the hectic pace of the city.

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Piazzale Arnaldo, Brescia

 

The city of Brescia, the second most populous city in Lombardy with almost 200,000 inhabitants, is rich in history and art.

 

Thanks to its Longobard and Roman monuments, it has been declared a UNESCO heritage site.  Amidst architectural treasures of different styles, which testify to the city's importance over the millennia, the many squares, often full of commercial activity, are very popular. On the east side of the centre, where the main ascent to the castle overlooking Brescia starts, a vast and elegant square was built in the 19th century and dedicated to Arnaldo, the Brescian friar who opposed the worldliness of the feudal church in the 12th century and was killed as a heretic for it. A few steps away from the statue dedicated to the clergyman, a scenic Cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani) grows, which with its large foliage greatly enriches the urban landscape.

The tree has a trunk circumference of more than 5 metres (diameter 165 cm) and a height of almost 20 metres. Its location leads to the beautiful square, which was created to host the grain market. The large, 111-metre-long neoclassical building flanking it was, in fact, a grain store and there were as many as 12 underground warehouses inside.

A green monument that is accessible to the public.

(Ph: Luca Pernechele)
 
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Places

Arnaldo da Brescia

  • Art & Culture
Arnaldo da Brescia
0 mt

Piazzale Arnaldo

  • Art & Culture
Piazzale Arnaldo
0 mt

The Corn Market

  • Art & Culture
The Corn Market
94 mt

Piazza Tebaldo Brusato

  • Art & Culture
Piazza Tebaldo Brusato
183 mt

Nicolò Tartaglia

  • Art & Culture
Nicolò Tartaglia
272 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
  • Unesco Sites
Santa Giulia Museum
341 mt

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

  • Art & Culture
Anfore da trasporto I sec. a. C.– IV sec. d. C.
383 mt

Monumenti funerari da via Mantova

  • Art & Culture
Monumenti funerari da via Mantova
383 mt

San Salvatore

Una delle testimonianze più importanti e meglio conservate di architettura religiosa alto-medievale
  • Art & Culture
San Salvatore
383 mt

CROCI FUNERARIE D’ORO LONGOBARDE

  • Art & Culture
CROCI FUNERARIE D’ORO LONGOBARDE
383 mt

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

  • Art & Culture
MEDAGLIONE AUREOGRAFICO CON TRIPLICE RITRATTO 230-250 d.C.
383 mt

Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo Art Gallery

  • Art & Culture
Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo
411 mt

SAN GIORGIO E IL DRAGO

  • Art & Culture
SAN GIORGIO E IL DRAGO
432 mt

Affresco della Madonna in trono che allatta il Bambino con sant'Antonio Abate

  • Art & Culture
Affresco della Madonna in trono che allatta il Bambino con sant'Antonio Abate
448 mt

RITRATTO DI ELEONORA D'ESTE

  • Art & Culture
RITRATTO DI ELEONORA D'ESTE
448 mt

Roman Basilica

  • Art & Culture
Roman Basilica
451 mt

Piazza del Foro

  • Art & Culture
Piazza del Foro
475 mt

The Capitolium and the Roman Forum

  • Art & Culture
Brixia - Parco archeologico di Brescia
541 mt

The Republican Sanctuary

  • Art & Culture
The Republican Sanctuary
541 mt

Palazzo Martinengo

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Martinengo
584 mt

Where to sleep

MONO ARNALDO

BRESCIA
MONO ARNALDO
36 mt

SAGLIOCCA EUGENIO - 49

Brescia
SAGLIOCCA EUGENIO - 49
95 mt

SAGLIOCCA EUGENIO - 27

BRESCIA
SAGLIOCCA EUGENIO - 27
96 mt

VOLPI GIULIA

Brescia
VOLPI GIULIA
141 mt

CENTRO PASTORALE PAOLO VI

Brescia
CENTRO PASTORALE PAOLO VI
247 mt

MICHELI SIMONA

Brescia
MICHELI SIMONA
381 mt

BRESCIA APARTMENTS

BRESCIA
BRESCIA APARTMENTS
387 mt

CA' DELL'ANELLO

Brescia
CA' DELL'ANELLO
397 mt

CASA SANT'ANGELA

Brescia
CASA SANT'ANGELA
400 mt

HOMO HOMINI LUPUS - G.U.F.A.

Brescia
HOMO HOMINI LUPUS - G.U.F.A.
419 mt

ODI ET AMO - G.U.F.A.

BRESCIA
ODI ET AMO - G.U.F.A.
419 mt

INVICTUS - G.U.F.A.

BRESCIA
INVICTUS - G.U.F.A.
419 mt

APPARTAMENTO GALLO

BRESCIA
APPARTAMENTO GALLO
424 mt

CHAMBERS MARK - 12

BRESCIA
CHAMBERS MARK - 12
428 mt

CHAMBERS MARK - 11

BRESCIA
CHAMBERS MARK - 11
428 mt

ISTITUTO SACRO CUORE DI GESU'

Brescia
ISTITUTO SACRO CUORE DI GESU'
434 mt

MADALI' APARTMENTS E SUITES 05

BRESCIA
MADALI' APARTMENTS E SUITES 05
436 mt

MADALI' APARTMENTS E SUITES 03

BRESCIA
MADALI' APARTMENTS E SUITES 03
436 mt

MADALI' APARTMENTS E SUITES 04

BRESCIA
MADALI' APARTMENTS E SUITES 04
436 mt

MADALI' APARTMENTS E SUITES 01

Brescia
MADALI' APARTMENTS E SUITES 01
440 mt