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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)

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Places

CROCI FUNERARIE D’ORO LONGOBARDE

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

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

Psiax, anfora attica a figure nere, detta di Vulci

  • Art & Culture
Psiax, anfora attica a figure nere, detta di Vulci
73 mt

San Salvatore

  • Art & Culture
San Salvatore
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
The Capitolium and the Roman Forum
287 mt

The Republican Sanctuary

  • Art & Culture
The Republican Sanctuary
288 mt

"Immagine" di Romolo Romani

  • Art & Culture
"Immagine" di Romolo Romani
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
The Luigi Marzoli Arms Museum
498 mt

The Risorgimento Museum

  • Art & Culture
The Risorgimento Museum
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
Brescia Castle
501 mt

The Queriniana Library and the Bishop's Palace

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

Events

Brixia Contemporary

Brescia
06/05/2017 - 02/09/2018
  • Art & Culture
Brixia Contemporary
767 mt

Festa della Musica

Brescia
23/06/2018
  • Art & Culture
Festa della Musica
784 mt

Opera Festival

Brescia
15/09/2018
  • Art & Culture
Opera Festival
1.38 km

Activities

Tandem paragliding flight on Lake Garda

  • Active & Green
Tandem paragliding flight on Lake Garda
2.26 km

Experience a boutique family Franciacorta winery and vineyard

  • Food & Wine
Experience a boutique family Franciacorta winery and vineyard
8.32 km

Where to sleep

SANTA GIULIA ROOM

Brescia
SANTA GIULIA ROOM
137 mt

CASA ROSSI HIRZEL

Brescia
CASA ROSSI HIRZEL
263 mt

AI MUSEI

Brescia
AI MUSEI
333 mt

FAMIGLIA BALDINI

Brescia
FAMIGLIA BALDINI
343 mt

LE MUSE

Brescia
LE MUSE
373 mt

CENTRO PASTORALE PAOLO VI

Brescia
CENTRO PASTORALE PAOLO VI
495 mt

PANORAMICA

Brescia
PANORAMICA
501 mt

SANT'URBANO

Brescia
SANT'URBANO
537 mt

ISTITUTO SACRO CUORE DI GESU'

Brescia
ISTITUTO SACRO CUORE DI GESU'
587 mt

OROLOGIO (MEUBLE')

Brescia
OROLOGIO (MEUBLE')
610 mt

L'ANGOLO SULLA PIAZZA

Brescia
L'ANGOLO SULLA PIAZZA
676 mt

PEDRONI PARIDE

Brescia
PEDRONI PARIDE
685 mt

VITTORIA

Brescia
VITTORIA
714 mt

S. CHIARA

Brescia
S. CHIARA
716 mt

SANTA CHIARA

Brescia
SANTA CHIARA
727 mt

APPARTAMENTO CAMERA CON VISTA

Brescia
APPARTAMENTO CAMERA CON VISTA
735 mt

ELEGANTI DIMORE

Brescia
ELEGANTI DIMORE
747 mt

CASA PRIMARIA DI BRESCIA - ORDINE CANOSSIANE

Brescia
CASA PRIMARIA DI BRESCIA - ORDINE CANOSSIANE
776 mt

SAN MARCO

Brescia
SAN MARCO
783 mt

DEGLI ACROBATI (EX. LA LOCANDA DEGLI ACROBATI)

Brescia
DEGLI ACROBATI (EX. LA LOCANDA DEGLI ACROBATI)
789 mt