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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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Where
Museo Santa Giulia
Via Musei, 81/b, Brescia
Contacts
+39 030 2977833
Official site
Infopoint
Infopoint Brescia - Piazza del Foro
Piazza del Foro, 6, Brescia
+39 030 3749916

The Museum of the city of Brescia is located in the historic setting of the female Benedictine monastery of San Salvatore and Santa Giulia, founded in 753 by Duke Desiderio, then king of the Lombards, and his wife Ansa.

In Roman times the area of the monastery was occupied by an extended neighbourhood, with houses decorated with mosaics and frescoes and a stretch of public road, partially recovered during recent excavations, with many relics on display in the museum.

A visit to the Museum of Santa Giulia unwinds along two paths. The first is devoted to the history of the monastery, whose monumental structures attest to the different eras that have marked the history of the city: the church of San Salvatore from the Lombard age, the Romanesque oratory of Santa Maria in Solario, the nuns' choir, the church of Santa Giulia, the Renaissance cloisters, the jewelled cross of Desiderio and the ivory Lipsaoteca, or Brescia Casket.

The second path, which integrates with the previous one, features treasured materials and works of art from the city and territory, arranged chronologically in sections spanning from prehistoric times to the 19th century.

Inside the museum, a special space is dedicated to the Domus dell'Ortaglia, a Roman house richly documented in an archeological area where the remains of two houses were discovered on the site that was occupied by the gardens of the monastery from the Middle Ages.

The Capitoline Temple or Capitolium was built by Emperor Vespasian between 73 and 74 AD and closed off the Forum of Ancient Brixia to the north. The Capitolium was the main temple found in every Roman city and the cultural symbol of Rome. Thanks to recent archaeological investigations, studies and restoration works, visitors can enter the temple and see the original traces of the decor and furnishing of the large cells. The temple continues to preserve its original floors in coloured marble slabs arranged to form geometric patterns dating back to the first century AD. In addition to Botticino stone altars, the cells also contain fragments of statues of worship and furnishings.

The museum visit begins with an account of this area's long history, its past, its discovery and its stories, in an enchanting atmosphere where images and voices accompany visitors through time.


Opening hours

From 1 October to 15 June
Tuesday - Sunday: 9:00 - 18:00 (ticket office closes at 16:30)
Thursday: 9:00 - 22:00
Closed on 24, 25 and 31 December.
1 January: 12:00 - 17:30

From 16 June to 30 September
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:30 - 19:00 (ticket office closes at 18:00)

Closed on Mondays (except holidays)

 

Capitolium Archeological Area 

From 1 October to 15 June
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00 (Last entry 16:00)

From 16 June to 30 September
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 19:00 (Last entry 18:00)

Closed on Mondays (except holidays)

Take me here: Santa Giulia Museum

Places

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

  • Art & Culture
MEDAGLIONE AUREOGRAFICO CON TRIPLICE RITRATTO 230-250 d.C.
73 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.
73 mt

Monumenti funerari da via Mantova

  • Art & Culture
Monumenti funerari da via Mantova
73 mt

San Salvatore

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

CROCI FUNERARIE D’ORO LONGOBARDE

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

Piazza Tebaldo Brusato

  • Art & Culture
Piazza Tebaldo Brusato
161 mt

Piazza del Foro

  • Art & Culture
Piazza del Foro
276 mt

The Capitolium and the Roman Forum

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

The Republican Sanctuary

  • Art & Culture
The Republican Sanctuary
288 mt

Nicolò Tartaglia

  • Art & Culture
Nicolò Tartaglia
294 mt

Roman Basilica

  • Art & Culture
Roman Basilica
311 mt

Arnaldo da Brescia

  • Art & Culture
Arnaldo da Brescia
341 mt

Piazzale Arnaldo

  • Art & Culture
Piazzale Arnaldo
341 mt

Palazzo Martinengo

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Martinengo
349 mt

The Corn Market

  • Art & Culture
The Corn Market
350 mt

The Luigi Marzoli Arms Museum

  • Art & Culture
Museo delle Armi
498 mt

Brescia Castle

Occupying the whole top of the Cidneo hill, Brescia Castle il the star of the city's skyline, visible from every angle.
  • Art & Culture
Castello di Brescia
501 mt

The Queriniana Library and the Bishop's Palace

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

SAN GIORGIO E IL DRAGO

  • Art & Culture
SAN GIORGIO E IL DRAGO
560 mt

Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo Art Gallery

  • Art & Culture
Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo
562 mt

Activities

Brescia private walking tour

  • Art & Culture
Brescia private walking tour
277 mt

Brescia Castle private tour and wine tasting

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

Franciacorta wine tour and tasting from Brescia

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

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

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

Where to sleep

CAPITOLIUM - ALBERGO DIFFUSO

Brescia
CAPITOLIUM - ALBERGO DIFFUSO
37 mt

AI MUSEI

Brescia
AI MUSEI
333 mt

FAMIGLIA BALDINI

Brescia
FAMIGLIA BALDINI
343 mt

LE MUSE

Brescia
LE MUSE
373 mt

CASA SANT'ANGELA

Brescia
CASA SANT'ANGELA
587 mt

GRILLO VINCENZA 13

Brescia
GRILLO VINCENZA 13
632 mt

VILLA MILLY

Brescia
VILLA MILLY
741 mt

ELEGANTI DIMORE

Brescia
ELEGANTI DIMORE
747 mt

CASA PRIMARIA DI BRESCIA - ORDINE CANOSSIANE

Brescia
CASA PRIMARIA DI BRESCIA - ORDINE CANOSSIANE
776 mt

MADALI' APARTMENTS E SUITES 01

Brescia
MADALI' APARTMENTS E SUITES 01
781 mt

GRILLO VINCENZA 05

Brescia
GRILLO VINCENZA 05
831 mt

GRILLO VINCENZA 14

Brescia
GRILLO VINCENZA 14
863 mt

GRILLO VINCENZA 06

Brescia
GRILLO VINCENZA 06
866 mt

AMADI2

BRESCIA
AMADI2
867 mt

DELLE MERCANZIE

Brescia
DELLE MERCANZIE
878 mt

CONVITTO SAN GIORGIO

Brescia
CONVITTO SAN GIORGIO
900 mt

LA LOGGIA B

Brescia
LA LOGGIA B
927 mt

ELEGANTI DIMORE 11

Brescia
ELEGANTI DIMORE 11
927 mt

AMBASCIATORI

Brescia
AMBASCIATORI
994 mt

ELEGANTI DIMORE 9

Brescia
ELEGANTI DIMORE 9
1.03 km