Civici Musei d'Arte e Storia Santa Giulia

Historic Building and Museum in Brescia

Museo Di Santa Giulia
CC BY-SA 2.0 / Giovanni Dall'Orto.

The Museum of Santa Giulia is the main museum of Brescia, along the ancient maximum decumanus of the Roman Brixia . It is housed in the monastery of Santa Giulia , built by King Desiderio in the Lombard period and variously enlarged and modified in more than a thousand years of history.

The area below the Museum is rich in archaeological finds from various eras, mostly belonging to the Roman era and well preserved, in particular the Domus dell’Ortaglia . All the structures of the ancient monastery are part of the museum, including the church of Santa Maria in Solario , the nuns’ choir and the church of Santa Giulia .

The museum houses thousands of objects and works of art ranging from the Bronze Age to the nineteenth century coming mainly from the city context and from the province of Brescia , which make it a real city museum, whose in-depth themes focus mainly on the history of the city of Brescia and its territory. Among the numerous works of art, the Cross of Desiderius and the Lipsanoteca are worthy of note .

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Visiting Civici Musei d'Arte e Storia Santa Giulia


9am-5pm Tue-Fri, 10am-9pm Sat, 10am-6pm Sun


adult/reduced €10/7.50, combined ticket incl Tempio Capitolino €15/10

Address: Museo di Santa Giulia, Via dei Musei, Brescia, Province of Brescia, Italy
Duration: 20 minutes

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