Ghigo Roli photographer


Brescia

The beauty of Brescia, the Lombardy town which reserves many surprises: the Castle; the archaeological area of the Capitolium, the Forum and the Theatre; Piazza della Loggia characterised by a strong Venetian Renaissance influence and the Clock Tower; Piazza Paolo VI with the Broletto, the Old Cathedral and the New Cathedral; Piazza della Vittoria designed in the 1930s; the underground world unveiled by the Brescia Underground Association, and then its squares, restaurants, typical gastronomy.

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Brescia, piazza della Loggia (a Renaissance square where the Venetian influence is evident):  view. In the background, from the leftthe Clock Tower, the Pégol Tower and the dome of the New Duomo.

Brescia, piazza della Loggia (a Renaissance square where the...

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Brescia, piazza della Loggia (a Renaissance square where the Venetian influence is evident):  view. In the background, from the leftthe Clock Tower, the Pégol Tower and the dome of the New Duomo.

Brescia, piazza della Loggia (a Renaissance square where the...

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Brescia, Paolo VI Square: view. From the left, the Broletto with the Pégol Tower and the Loggia delle Grida; and part of the facade of the Duomo Nuovo  (the New Cathedral) , in late Baroque style with the facade of Botticino marble. In the foreground, the fountain with a copy of the neoclassical statue of Minerva, known as "Armed Brescia".

Brescia, Paolo VI Square: view. From the left, the Broletto...

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Brescia, Paolo VI Square: from the left, the Broletto with the Pégol Tower and the Loggia delle Grida;  the Duomo Nuovo  (the New Cathedral) , in late Baroque style with the facade of Botticino marble.

Brescia, Paolo VI Square: from the left, the Broletto with t...

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Brescia, piazza della Vittoria (square built between 1927 and 1932) designed by the architect and urban planner Marcello Piacentini: detail of the quadriporticoand  the Tower of Revolution.

Brescia, piazza della Vittoria (square built between 1927 an...

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Brescia. "Brescia Underground" Association: Andrea Busi, the President, in the Serraglio, one of the most important underground areas of the city from which a very interesting itinerary starts. The itinerary follows some waterways.

Brescia. "Brescia Underground" Association: Andrea Busi, the...

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Brescia. "Brescia Underground" Association:  the Serraglio, one of the most important underground areas of the city from which a very interesting itinerary starts. The itinerary follows some waterways.

Brescia. "Brescia Underground" Association: the Serraglio,...

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Brescia. "Brescia Underground" Association: the president, Andrea Busi, in front of the "Red Door", the entrance to the Serraglio, one of the most important underground areas of the city.

Brescia. "Brescia Underground" Association: the president, A...

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Brescia. "Brescia Underground" Association: the president, Andrea Busi, in a basement under the Clock Tower and Beccaria street.

Brescia. "Brescia Underground" Association: the president, A...

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Brescia. "Brescia Underground" Association: the president, Andrea Busi, enters a basement under the Clock Tower and Beccaria street.

Brescia. "Brescia Underground" Association: the president, A...

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Brescia, Paolo VI Square: detail of the fountain with a copy of the neoclassical statue of Minerva, known as "Armed Brescia".

Brescia, Paolo VI Square: detail of the fountain with a copy...

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Brescia, the archaeological area of the Capitolium in the ancient Brixia, Unesco heritage since 2011: remains of the basilica, or Roman curia.

Brescia, the archaeological area of the Capitolium in the an...

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Brescia, Palazzo Martinengo, garden: youngsters observe a fiberglass sculpture by Stefano Bombardieri that reproduces a rhinoceros.

Brescia, Palazzo Martinengo, garden: youngsters observe a fi...

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Brescia: view of Brescia from the Castle where the Pégol Tower and the dome of the New Cathedral, in late Baroque style and with the imposing facade of Botticino marble stand out.

Brescia: view of Brescia from the Castle where the Pégol Tow...

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Brescia: view of Brescia from the Castle where the Pégol Tower and the dome of the New Cathedral, in late Baroque style and with the imposing facade of Botticino marble stand out.

Brescia: view of Brescia from the Castle where the Pégol Tow...

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Brescia: view of Brescia from the Castle where the Pégol Tower and the dome of the New Cathedral, in late Baroque style and with the imposing facade of Botticino marble stand out.

Brescia: view of Brescia from the Castle where the Pégol Tow...

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Brescia: view of Brescia from the Castle where the Pégol Tower and the dome of the New Cathedral, in late Baroque style and with the imposing facade of Botticino marble stand out.

Brescia: view of Brescia from the Castle where the Pégol Tow...

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Brescia: view of Brescia from the Castle where the Palazzo della Loggia and its roof designed by Luigi Vanvitelli, stands out.

Brescia: view of Brescia from the Castle where the Palazzo d...

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Brescia: steam locomotive of the early twentieth century.

Brescia: steam locomotive of the early twentieth century.

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Brescia: steam locomotive of the early twentieth century.

Brescia: steam locomotive of the early twentieth century.

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Brescia: the entrace to the Castle, perched on Mount Cidneo.

Brescia: the entrace to the Castle, perched on Mount Cidneo.

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Brescia: the entrace to the Castle, perched on Mount Cidneo.

Brescia: the entrace to the Castle, perched on Mount Cidneo.

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Brescia: the entrace to the Castle, perched on Mount Cidneo.

Brescia: the entrace to the Castle, perched on Mount Cidneo.

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Brescia, Trattoria Il Fontatone: mixed salad decorated with raw fennel.

Brescia, Trattoria Il Fontatone: mixed salad decorated with...

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Brescia, Trattoria Il Fontatone: sea bass with tomatoes and basil.

Brescia, Trattoria Il Fontatone: sea bass with tomatoes and...

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Brescia, Trattoria Il Fontatone: paccheri (kind of pasta) with pistachio cream and shrimps.

Brescia, Trattoria Il Fontatone: paccheri (kind of pasta) wi...

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Brescia, Trattoria Il Fontatone: appetizer based on artichokes with parmesan cream.

Brescia, Trattoria Il Fontatone: appetizer based on artichok...

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Brescia, piazza della Loggia (a Renaissance square where the Venetian influence is evident):  night view. In the background, from the left, the Clock Tower, the Pégol Tower and the dome of the New Duomo.

Brescia, piazza della Loggia (a Renaissance square where the...

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Brescia: night view of piazza della Vittoria (square built between 1927 and 1932) designed by the architect and urban planner Marcello Piacentini. Detail of the Tower of the Revolution and of the Arengario, pulpit in red stone of Tolmezzo decorated with bas-reliefs depicting scenes of the history of Brescia, by Antonio Maraini (1932).

Brescia: night view of piazza della Vittoria (square built b...

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Brescia: night view of piazza della Vittoria (square built between 1927 and 1932) designed by the architect and urban planner Marcello Piacentini. From the left, the Post Office Palace and the Tower of Revolution.

Brescia: night view of piazza della Vittoria (square built b...

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Brescia: night view of piazza della Vittoria (square built between 1927 and 1932) designed by the architect and urban planner Marcello Piacentini.

Brescia: night view of piazza della Vittoria (square built b...

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Brescia: night view of Zanardelli avenue.

Brescia: night view of Zanardelli avenue.