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Museo delle Armi Luigi Marzoli e Museo del Risorgimento

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vessi80 wrote a review May 2019
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom905 contributions323 helpful votes
Luigi Marzoli , renowned arms collector donated this immense treasure and it's been housed in this pretty impressive 14th century Mastio for about thirty years. It's one of the most famous collections in Europe and it's not just for 'Game of Thrones' fans or fiery Scots like me. Brescia and Milan were famed for top quality arms production in centuries past and I was amazed by the range on display in such fantastic surroundings. Some deadly beautiful cinquedea (five finger width blades) show off the goldsmiths' skills. The armour is not just steely. Didn't realise you had plain 'working' metal for your everyday 'war' and 'ceremonial' designer gear for showing off your wealth and status. Kids will love this ,especially when they hit the 'childrens' armour area'- none of this sitting about on smartphones centuries ago. Shields come in all shapes and sizes too, from bargain basement to the 'luxe' variety. Firearms by the hundreds. The Beretta (sound familiar?) family guns from circa 1700 are priceless. Look out for the Sun King Lance. Spot the Two-headed eagle on another . Find the one for killing animals or the implement that' helped ' you down those castle steps at a fatal rate. XXL Thanks to the young Alessandro/Andre whose knowledge of the collection is fantastic. I learned so much. This was the perfect end to another perfect day in Brescia.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Jackalie B wrote a review Sep 2018
Atlanta, Georgia194 contributions58 helpful votes
We have toured a number of museums and castle collections of armory, and this is definitely in the top 10. The exhibits are well-displayed in an interesting location. There is not a lot of English, but for the most part it is possible to understand what the items are. We were surprised to find out that the Italians had arms technology quite a bit earlier than other parts of the world.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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545medva wrote a review Nov 2017
Budapest, Hungary3,986 contributions836 helpful votes
WHen you visit the castello, these are the two main attraction. You can learn a lot about the weapons - Brescia was famous for good weapon making - and the museum offer a lot. The Risorgimento Museum is like in any other Italian city.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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Mary S wrote a review Feb 2017
Brownwood, Texas, United States106 contributions18 helpful votes
This collection of armor is extensive and beautiful. The workmanship is work studying if you are a jeweler. How men crossed mountains wearing this stuff is beyond my comprehension. There is also a display of early guns which are what but an end to the benefit of wearing all this jointed steel protective gear.
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Date of experience: January 2017
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MONTY K wrote a review Oct 2015
50 contributions9 helpful votes
Completely blown away with all the amazing historic relics and artifacts that were displayed and taken care of throughout the years. It was a great!!
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Date of experience: December 2014
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