Museo delle Armi Luigi Marzoli e Museo del Risorgimento

Museo delle Armi Luigi Marzoli e Museo del Risorgimento, Brescia: Hours, Address, Museo delle Armi Luigi Marzoli e Museo del Risorgimento Reviews: 4/5

Museo delle Armi Luigi Marzoli e Museo del Risorgimento

Museo delle Armi Luigi Marzoli e Museo del Risorgimento
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9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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Philip T
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A must for any student or collector of armor and arms from the late Middle Ages through the 17th cent., well-displayed in a hilltop castle overlooking the historic town of Brescia in Lombardy. My visit was actually in autumn 2016, at that time of year the weather was gorgeous, so it was a pleasant walk through the old town up the steep hill on which the castle sits.
Written January 23, 2022
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Mary S
Brownwood, Texas, United States105 contributions
Couples
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.
Written February 3, 2017
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Laura H
London, UK21 contributions
Couples
Lots of armour, helmets, swords and other weapons. Perhaps rather boringly laid out and distinct lack of any English or other language explanations. If you've got as far as walking all the way up to the castle then you might as well see it.
Written October 9, 2014
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vessi80
North Lanarkshire, UK945 contributions
Solo
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.
Written May 21, 2019
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Jackalie B
Atlanta, GA193 contributions
Couples
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.
Written September 17, 2018
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
Couples
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.
Written November 7, 2017
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MONTY K
Fort Collins, CO51 contributions
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!!
Written October 14, 2015
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Stephen B
Malta22 contributions
Family
If you're in Brescia, make some time and visit this Museum. Well kept and very organised. One can appreciate the collection of different old weapons used in the 16th and 17th century.
Written September 25, 2015
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VP61
Brescia, Italy125 contributions
Couples
If you like to see some interesting piece of medioeval weaponery, the Brescia castle museum is a must see.
Written November 25, 2013
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ippigirl
Brisbane, Australia53 contributions
Couples
After about an hour one gets tired of seeing racks and racks of armour but it's still pretty spectacular and extensive. Very well managed and full of information. The lack of English signage, however, was a bit off putting for us, but we managed to enjoy the museo just as well.
Written July 30, 2012
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  • Tue - Fri 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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