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Brescia: Santa Giulia, Museum of the City

Santa Giulia is the City Museum, a space that traces 3,000 years of history in 14,000 square meters and where about 11,000 artifacts and works of art are collected. It includes spaces from different ages such as the section of the Roman domus with spectacular floor mosaics, the Church of San Salvatore and the cycle of frescoes of the Choir of the Nuns, the Renaissance cloisters, the Romanesque Church of S. Maria in Solario.

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011), Church of Santa Maria in Solario: the Cross of Desiderius, adorned with stones, cameos and coloured glasses. High example of Lombard goldsmiths, end of the 8th century. Detail.

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011), Church of Santa Maria in Solario, frescoes by Floriano Ferramola and workshop (1513 - 1524) about the Stories of S. Giulia and Christ: detail of the Martyrdom of St. Julia (1520).

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011), Church of Santa Maria in Solario, frescoes by Floriano Ferramola and workshop (1513 - 1524) about the Stories of S. Giulia and Christ: detail of the Martyrdom of St. Julia (1520).

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011), Church of Santa Maria in Solario, frescoes by Floriano Ferramola and workshop (1513 - 1524) about the Stories of S. Giulia and Christ: detail of the Crucifixion of St. Julia (1520).

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011), Church of Santa Maria in Solario: the Cross of Desiderius, adorned with stones, cameos and coloured glasses. High example of Lombard goldsmiths, end of the 8th century.

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011), Church of Santa Maria in Solario: the Cross of Desiderius, adorned with stones, cameos and coloured glasses. High example of Lombard goldsmiths, end of the 8th century.

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011).Church of Santa Maria in Solario: lipsanoteca (ivory reliquary casket, IV century. 37 images display characters and episodes of the Bible. It is one of the most important examples of early Christian art.

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011).Church of Santa Maria in Solario: lipsanoteca (ivory reliquary casket, IV century. 37 images display characters and episodes of the Bible. It is one of the most important examples of early Christian art.

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011): find.

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011), the Nuns' Choir. The frescoes are by Floriano Ferramola and Paolo da Caylina the Younger and date back to the 1520s. The Crucifixion is attributed to Ferramola.

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011), the Nuns' Choir. The frescoes are by Floriano Ferramola and Paolo da Caylina the Younger and date back to the 1520s. The Crucifixion is attributed to Ferramola.

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011): The Martinengo Mausoleum, a memorial (1503 - 1516)  by Bernardino delle Croci.

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011): cloister and tiburon of the Church of Santa Maria in Solario.

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011): cloister and tiburon of the Church of Santa Maria in Solario.

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011), interior of the Chruch of San Salvatore: the Romanesque crypt.

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011), interior of the Chruch of San Salvatore: the counterfaçade.

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011): interior of the Chruch of San Salvatore. At the entrance, on the right handside, there is the chapel built at the base of the bell tower, covered by the cycle of frescoes regarding  the Stories of St. Obizio, painted by Romanino between 1526 and 1527.

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011): interior of the Chruch of San Salvatore. At the entrance, on the right handside, there is the chapel built at the base of the bell tower, covered by the cycle of frescoes regarding  the Stories of St. Obizio, painted by Romanino between 1526 and 1527.

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011): interior of the Chruch of San Salvatore.

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011): Middle Eastern silk fabric (VIII - IX century) found after the1945  bombings  under the altar of the Church of Sant'Afra.

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011): Lombard weathercock in gilded metal (820 AD) found in the Monastery of St. Faustino Maggiore.

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011): elements of a Longobard tomb kit (late 6th-7th century) found in the necropolis of Leno, Porzano.

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011):alabaster krater (II century b. C.) found during the excavations ina tomb in San Zeno street in 1968.

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011): a room displaying Roman finds

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011): detail of the mosaic floor with a geometric pattern and a hooked cross (II - III century AD).

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011): front of a sarcophagus with a naval combat  (II century AD).

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011), Roman domus of St. Giulia: detail of a frescoed wall representing a basket of red roses (II century AD).

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011): detail of the mosaic floor with a central figured panel, found in the excavations in San Rocchino Street.

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011): Roman sculpture representing the head of a young boy.

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011): the Renaissance cloister.

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011): "Sitting Mercury" (IV century BC). The bronze figurine copies the model of the Lysippos' Greek school.

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Brescia, "Santa Giulia, Museum of the City" (Unesco site since 2011), one of the Roman domus of Ortaglia: detail of the mosaic floor of the Chamber of the Columns and the adjacent garden of the Monastery.

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