27 January 2023 - 10:00

07 April 2024 - 18:00

Information and Reservations
The booking service answers Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Holidays excluded.

Free entrance

The exhibition

An initiative promoted by:
Municipality of Brescia, Fondazione Brescia Musei and Alleanza Cultura

In collaboration with:
AMICHÆ Associazione Milano Cultura Heritage Arte ed Educazione

Giuseppe Nodari, born in Castiglione delle Stiviere in 1841, is one of those young Italians for whom the feat of the Spedizione dei Mille constituted the highlight of their patriotic education.

Through Nodari’s memory, crystallized in detailed illustrations, it is possible to retrace one of the best-known events of the Italian Risorgimento, also outlined through the memoirs of Garibaldians closely linked to the Brescia area. In fact, Giuseppe Nodari is the author of a graphic reportage realised precisely in the years when photography was beginning to be used as a documentation tool useful for the construction of a new idea of nationhood.

To enrich the narrative, in the exhibition’s didactic apparatus, the vivid and detailed watercolours are placed in dialogue with other testimonies that contributed to constructing the historical memory of the most famous enterprise of the Italian Risorgimento: the Brescian memoirs, with texts by Giuseppe Cesare Abba, Giuseppe Capuzzi and Giuseppe Guerzoni, and the first photographic incunabula of the French reporters present in Sicily in 1860. The most vivid and curious details of the watercolours can be appreciated in all their fullness thanks to an emotional film, made by Eurojersey for the AMICHÆ Association.


For conservation reasons, the temperature in the museum rooms is maintained at around 20°C. Visitors are therefore advised to bring an over garment for use during the visit.


The tour is completely free of charge and accessible to the public via the UNESCO Corridor.

Opening times

Summer timetable (1 June – 30 settembre):

  • Mondays (non-holidays): Closed
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
  • Last admission: 6.15 p.m.

Winter hours (1 October – 31 May):

  • Mondays (non-holidays): Closed
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
  • Last admission: 5.15 p.m.