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Brescia Castle
Ranked #4 of 111 things to do in Brescia
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

I love going there since I was a child. Located on the Cidneo hill, you can enjoy a 360 degrees view of the city from different spots. Historically or artistically the place has no major relevance, but it's a perfect place where to relax, strolling, bringing children. They will love the steam locomotive that dominate the main garden. All the family can enjoy the functioning railway model that runs on Sundays. There are two museums.The museum of Arms host weapons from about the XII to the XVI century. The Museum of Risorgimento will tell you the story of Brescia and Italian reunification in the XIX century. Two cafes out of the main walls will serve you hot chocolate, drinks tea or a simple aperitif. If you come here by walking, be careful if you take the pathways from the west side (S.Faustino): especially at dusk this side may attract the wrong sort of people. The most pleasant way to get there by foot is to start from PIazza Duomo, take Piazzetta Tito Speri (stop in a cafe and get a ice cream or a fresh juice enjoying the place) and take Via Contini. A car park is available outside the main walls.

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Reviewed June 6, 2012

I love going there since I was a child. Located on the Cidneo hill, you can enjoy a 360 degrees view of the city from different spots. Historically or artistically the place has no major relevance, but it's a perfect place where to relax, strolling, bringing children. They will love the steam locomotive that dominate the main garden. All the family can enjoy the functioning railway model that runs on Sundays. There are two museums.The museum of Arms host weapons from about the XII to the XVI century. The Museum of Risorgimento will tell you the story of Brescia and Italian reunification in the XIX century. Two cafes out of the main walls will serve you hot chocolate, drinks tea or a simple aperitif. If you come here by walking, be careful if you take the pathways from the west side (S.Faustino): especially at dusk this side may attract the wrong sort of people. The most pleasant way to get there by foot is to start from PIazza Duomo, take Piazzetta Tito Speri (stop in a cafe and get a ice cream or a fresh juice enjoying the place) and take Via Contini. A car park is available outside the main walls.

1  Thank lungoilcammino
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

Historical centre well worth a visit with its 2 duomos side by side, one old and the other even older. Lively outdoor market on Saturday. The Monastero di Santa Julia, containing the city museum is fascinating. The oratory of Santa Maria, in the museum complex, is not to be missed. The castle at the top of hill makes a very pleasant walk with great views. When we visited it, on a Sunday, there was music, food and a lovely family atmosphere.

1  Thank JandS38
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Reviewed April 22, 2012

We started our tour to the castle from the foot of Colle Cidneo - at the site of the ancient Roman ruins. A bus from the city centre is going there but it's within walking distance. At that so called Piazza del Foro there is also a very well equipped and most helpful tourist information where you will find advice on everything you'll need during your stay in Brescia and beyond. We were most positively surprised!
On the path to the castle we were enchanted by the great historic flair ..walking on ancient pavements (I recommend good shoes) in narrow streets and between ancient architecture that was guiding us to the castle. There is lots of beauty to find in those surroundings to the castle, actually throughout the whole city. There are wonderful walking paths taking you around the castle embedded in a pretty nature setting and there was truly an extraordinary atmosphere there. By foot it might take you about 15 minutes to get to the castle from the Piazza del Foro, but take your time in order to be able to enjoy your tour. It could get exhausting. There was no entrance fee to the castle itself and exploring the castle grounds between those well preserved fortress walls is absolutely worth a visit!
There were actually some more sights to see: the Mirabella-style tower with XIVth century frescoes and a museum of ancient weapons in its original 14th century keep, that we reached only to understand that it just closed before us - totally arbitrarily at 12.30 noon! due to some internal event. So Italian institutions still do that to tourists, mercilessly - additionally to short opening hours of churches due to siesta (midday break). Never forget that when you plan your sightseeing trip to Italy!

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Reviewed February 15, 2012

This place is fantastic if you have small children (but also for a romantic walk in the park). Certainly not comparable with famous castles elsewhere, it is really huge and full of wonderful corners and paths where children can play out their fantasies, run around and play knight or whatever. Surely Brescia is no tourist destination, but if you're there on business and have your kids or lover with you, take them there. You won't be disappointed.

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