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Museo di Santa Giulia

Address: Via Musei, 81/b, 25121 Brescia, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 42 Attractions in Brescia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Santa Guilia was a wonderful surprise and the highlight of our stay in Brescia. It's an expansive museum, full of Italy's and Brescia's shared history and filled with wonderful artifacts and displays. We spent half-a-day in the museum and enjoyed every minute. Santa Guilia sits close to the Roman Temple and Amphitheater and is in easy walking distance of Brescia's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Plan enough time, this is a large sprawling museum which is in the historical center. Very educational access to Roman ruins. you can see cle4arly see how the ancients lived. Also there are too numerous to mention artifacts from the Roman and subsequent periods, as well as a still intact medieval Christian monastery with frescoes, etc. in their original positions... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We went because it was raining and our B&B was next to it, but we were very happy that we did! There is a lot to see and to learn!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We didn't go in, being put of with a price of 10 euros per person. You can get into some of the best museums in capital cities for less than this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is a heavy handed walk through time and it was well worth the visit. Learning about the impact of Roman occupation, the Lombardy rule and then effects of Italian unity on this area was fascinating. The amount of artifacts they have is amazing. I especially liked the medieval art. There is also a large archeology section which displays Roman... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Here you are with a world heritage site; its magical with so much history oozing out of every stone and it just falls flat. The delivery of the experience is 'cold' and left us that way. Obviously a lot of money has been spent on it, but it left us cold and the staff, were hot, but not from interacting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Many travellers visit the great Italian museums in Rome, Florence, Venice, Naples, but the Museo di Santa Giulia rivals these in many aspects. While having a few works of art by great artists, the museums forte is in its historical bredth. Great mosaics, excellent religious artifacts, good Greek and Roman sculpture. All in all, an excellent museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Brescia has a deep and complex history. Its Roman and Longobard periods have made this a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The museum provides a beautiful setting to see the artifacts and arts of these two civilizations and MUCH more. It is a must do for those travelling in northern Italy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The museum is situated a little outside the city centre and parking is not easy, but the visit is well worth the trouble. The displays, which range from prehistorical times to the present day are well presented and the museum is air-conditioned, which makes the visit even more pleasant. Since the museum is a former monastery, the halls are arranged... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Theis is a huge museum full of items collected from the prehistorical time to the medieval one. The visit is a real lesson of history. However the museum is beautiful also for its architecture: visiting the different rooms and building is an experience itself. If you are in Brescia you can't miss it!

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