Santa Giulia Museum

Desiderius, the last Lombard king, founded in 753 AD the female Benedictine monastery of San Salvatore, together with his wife Ansa. To this monumental complex – in which Alessandro Manzoni set his dramatization of the death of Ermengarda, Desiderius’ daughter who was rejected by Charlemagne – churches and other buildings were added over the centuries. This UNESCO World Heritage site tells the story of Brescia through 12.000 works and remarkable buildings, such as an archaeological area with two Roman domus, the Lombard Cathedral of San Salvatore and its crypt, the Romanesque oratory of Santa Maria in Solario and the Nuns’ choir. In the last of these the nuns kept the monastery treasure, of which still remain the Lipsanoteca, a precious ivory container for holy relics, and the Desiderius’ Cross, decorated with 212 gems, masterwork of Carolingian jewellery.

CARD AGREEMENT

Village Card: 2,50€ off the full entrance ticket

11 km - 18 minutes by car (no traffic)

Via dei Musei, 81/b, 25121 Brescia VIEW ON GOOGLE MAP

SUGGESTED VISITING TIME HALF DAY

Santa Giulia Museum

Desiderius, the last Lombard king, founded in 753 AD the female Benedictine monastery of San Salvatore, together with his wife Ansa. To this monumental complex – in which Alessandro Manzoni set his dramatization of the death of Ermengarda, Desiderius’ daughter who was rejected by Charlemagne – churches and other buildings were added over the centuries. This UNESCO World Heritage site tells the story of Brescia through 12.000 works and remarkable buildings, such as an archaeological area with two Roman domus, the Lombard Cathedral of San Salvatore and its crypt, the Romanesque oratory of Santa Maria in Solario and the Nuns’ choir. In the last of these the nuns kept the monastery treasure, of which still remain the Lipsanoteca, a precious ivory container for holy relics, and the Desiderius’ Cross, decorated with 212 gems, masterwork of Carolingian jewellery.

CARD AGREEMENT

Village Card: 2,50€ off the full entrance ticket

11 km - 18 minutes by car (no traffic)

Via dei Musei, 81/b, 25121 Brescia VIEW ON GOOGLE MAP

SUGGESTED VISITING TIME HALF DAY

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Franciacorta Golf Club

ONE DAY - 14 KM

READ MORE

Il mondo Mille Miglia non avrà più segreti!

HALF DAY - 0 KM

READ MORE

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Franciacorta Golf Club

ONE DAY - 14 KM

Il mondo Mille Miglia non avrà più segreti!

HALF DAY - 0 KM

Vi informiamo che, per migliorare la Sua esperienza di navigazione su questo Sito, (Franciacorta Village) utilizza dei cookies. La Stessa impiega diversi tipi di cookies, tra cui cookies a scopo di profilazione e cookies di terze parti che consentono, a queste ultime, di accedere a dati personali raccolti durante la navigazione. Alla pagina Informativa estesa è possibile negare il consenso all'installazione di qualunque cookie. Cliccando su “Accetto ” o continuando la navigazione saranno attivati tutti i cookies specificati nell' Informativa estesa ai sensi dell’art. 13 del Codice della privacy. – ed artt 13-14 del REG UE 679/16