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Ancient Brixia was perhaps a Ligurian possession, certainly a Gallic one, then a splendid Roman and Longobard town and later on a free municipality, centre of the Serenissima, eventually called the "Lioness of Italy" in the Risorgimento era: visitors to Brescia, busy county town (it is the second most important town in Lombardy), will find a town with a multi-layered identity, with many possible walks. The oldest traces of local history lead to the Castello Cidneo, nucleus of primitive settlements; the Roman presence in Brescia emerges in the archeological ensemble in the Piazza del Foro, centre of the ancient town and in the remains of the Tempio Capitolino, the Curia and the Teatro Romano; the nearby Santa Giulia Museum houses other important Roman finds such as the Domus (private houses) with mosaics and the Vittoria Alata, a bronze statue, probably of Greek origins. The Basilica di S. Salvatore (inside the Museum), a splendid example of the architecture of the Early Middle Ages, tells of the importance of Longobard Brescia. Civic and religious buildings such as the Broletto or the Duomo Vecchio or Rotonda show its Medieval face while Piazza della Loggia reminds to the Renaissance Age.As it is impossible to describe Brescia in few words, a visit to its museums and churches is worthwhile.

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Website: http://www.comune.brescia.it
City: Brescia

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