The Santa Giulia Museum Brescia


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The Santa Giulia Museum Brescia
The Santa Giulia Museum Brescia

A journey through time

A journey to discover the monumental complex of Santa Giulia and its collections.
The Museum of Santa Giulia in Brescia is housed in the female Benedictine monastery of San Salvatore-Santa Giulia, founded in 753 A.D. by Duke Desiderio, then the last king of the Lombards (from 757), and his wife Ansa.
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Inside, without interruption, there are itineraries that cross the historical spaces of the monastery (Basilica of San Salvatore, Romanesque Oratory of Santa Maria in Solario, Choir of nuns, cloisters) and the settlement phases that preceded the construction (Roman domus), and the museum sections, allowing a journey into the history of the city and also of Europe itself from the third millennium to. C. until the eighteenth century.
Alessandro Manzoni sets right in the monastery the final pages of the tragedy Adelchi, dedicated to the people of the Lombards; Ermengarda, one of the daughters of Desiderio, repudiated by Charlemagne to whom she was married, dies right under a lime tree in one of the cloisters of Santa Giulia.
Unique for the architectural sequence that constitutes it and for the history it contains, the monumental complex of Santa Giulia has gone through the centuries until the suppression occurred in the Napoleonic era.
Opened to the public in 1998, after several uses and following impressive archaeological excavations and restoration works, it houses the Museum of the city. Since 2011 it has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
This guide presents the most significant places and works of Santa Giulia, which allows you to follow the history not only of the city, but also of European culture, through unique and admirably set masterpieces.
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