Brescia Off The Beaten Path

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Brescia Off The Beaten Path

  • Bar

    At the exit (or before the main entrance) of the Castle, there is a bar which name I really don't know, but I bring it just to tell you that it has a very nice terrace and it's a good place for a drink or a snack after visiting the Castle. Great place to relax.

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  • Torre d'Ercole

    Tower houses (tall, square structures up to 7 or 8 storeys high, sometimes more) were all the rage in northern Italy during the 1100s. they were a way of showing your neighbours just how wealthy and powerful your family was.I'm fascinated by them...fascinated by their construction at a time when technology was so limited, and fascinated by the way...

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  • Palazzo Martinengro: the excavations

    Again, somewhere I came across entirely unexpectedly.I wandered along Via dei Musei on my way to see the roman temples and theatre. A sign the 16th/17th century Palazzo Martinengro (now used as fuction rooms and suchlike) invited me in Italian to visit the archaeological excavations, free.So of course I did so!It is absolutely fascinating. The...

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  • Chiesa e Convento di San Giuseppe

    I came across this place quite unexpectedly, by walking under the Porta Bruciata (a Medieval tower-gate to the north-east of Piazza della Loggia) and then taking one of the narrow side-streets...Vicolo San Giuseppe. My eye was first caught by the lovely fresco, apparently painted on wood, which is on the convent exterior (see photo 5) and it was...

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  • Chiesa Santa Maria della Carità

    This church was built between 1.429 and 1.479. Don't miss the beautiful marble portal, decorated with bas-reliefs AddressVia Musei, 4125122 BresciaHow to get there:Either from Piazza Loggia or Piazza Paolo VI, take Via Musei; it's on the left side of the street.

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  • Chiesa di San Giovanni Evangelista

    According to tradition, there has been a church on this site ever since 402. The building was first altered in the 16th century when the Holy Sacrament Chapel was built.AddressContrada S. Giovanni, 1225122 BresciaHow to get there:From Piazza Loggia, take Corso Mameli until you find Contrada S. Giovanni on your right.

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  • Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi

    Romanesque style, it was finished in 1,265, has a gabled façade with a magnificent rose window in the centre. The church has a nave and two aisles, divided by pointed arches supported by cylindrical pilasters.AddressVia San Francesco25123 BresciaHow to get there:From the railway station, walk along Vial Stazione until you reac Piazzale della...

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  • Tempietto di San Marco

    The small church of San Marco is almost hidden by the toller houses in its surroundings and not easy to find. It is situated in the immediate vicinity of the Torre d'Ercole, just a few meters in direction of south.The thirtheen century San Marco is an interesting example of late Romanesque architecture. It has simple plan in its interiors, which...

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  • Torre d'Ercole

    The twelve century Torre d'Ercole is the best preserved example of tower-house, a medieval form of private dwelling of the Palazzi family. The tower takes its name from the ancient place "Vicus Herculis".Ezzelino da Romano had its top chopped of in 1258, as a tengible sign of the Ghibelline conquest.

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  • Roman Theatre

    The ruins of the Roman Theatre, still under the excavation works, stands next to the Capitolium. According to its proportions, the town of Brescia was important settlement in the Roman times. Unfortunately, I couldn't seen any progress in the reconstruction works since my last visit of the site which was more then a year ago.

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  • Roman Forum

    The temple of Capitolium stands at the north end of the Roman Forum, of which remains of porticoes can be seen in the square, beside a stretch of the paved "decumanus maximus".On the right of the temple are the neglected remains of a Roman amphitheatre. By the time of my visit to Brescia, it was closed and under major reconstruction works.

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  • Capitolium

    Capitolium is a Roman temple erected by the emperor Vespasian A.D. 73, which stands on a high stylobate approached by the steps, 15 of which are original. The temple has a hexastyle pronaos of Corinthian columns with a colonnade of three columns on each side. The three cellae were probably dedicated to the Capitoline Trinity, Jupiter, Juno and...

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  • Capitolium

    By the 3C B.C. the city of Brescia had come under Roman rule. Most of the old city centre still have traces of the crisscros Roman street plan. However, not much of the Roman building have left in the town.Via dei Musei leads you to the imposing Capitolium, remnants of the large temple from the Roman times.

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  • Best Western Hotel Master

    Having stayed in the Best Western Premier Cappello D'Oro in Bergamo, we chose this Best Western in...

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  • La Posta Noa

    Via Nazionale 86, 25059

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Vittoria

    In an old building right at the center plaza of the city. Old decoration and layout, very unique....

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  • Albergo Al Ponte

    Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 22, 25059

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Cristallo Hotel

    I spent one night only here during a business trip. The hotel is not too big but very comfortable....

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  • European Union of Fly Fishers Lodge EUFF

    Via del Piano, 25059

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Jolly Hotel Igea

    Viale Stazione 15, Brescia, Lombardy, 25122, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Residence La Corte

    Via Nazionale 50, 25059

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Ambasciatori

    Via Crocefissa di Rosa 92, Brescia, Lombardy, 25128, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

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