Fondazione Brescia Musei manages a unique museum system consisting of the Santa Giulia Museum and Brixia Roman Archeological Area – which has been recognized as a UNESCO site since 2011 – the Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo, Brescia Castle, which includes the “Luigi Marzoli” Arms and Armor Museum and the Museum of the Risorgimento Lioness of Italy, as well as the Nuovo Eden cinema.

Museum of the Risorgimento Lioness of Italy

The result of long historiographical and design work, this new exhibition recounts the Risorgimento as a phenomenon of European relevance and of pressing topicality. A rich collection, including digital, accompanies and integrates a storytelling that reaches up to the present day, involving the visitor in the events that saw Brescia at the centre of the long Risorgimento, making it famous throughout the world as the Lioness of Italy.

Via del Castello, 9 – 25121 Brescia

Santa Giulia Museum

UNESCO World Heritage Site, located in the old Benedictine monastery of San Salvatore the Santa Giulia Museum outlines the history of Brescia displaying thousands of pieces paired with extraordinary architecture such as the archaeological area with two domus, the Lombard basilica of San Salvatore, the Choir of the Nuns, and the Romanesque oratory of Santa Maria in Solario.

Via Musei, 81/b – 25121 Brescia

Brixia Roman Archeological Area

One of the most important and best-preserved archaeological sites in Italy, recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011, the Roman Archeological Area offers a journey through the monumental remains of ancient Brixia: from the Republican Sanctuary (first century BCE) and the imposing Capitolium (first century CE), to the great Roman Theatre. 

Via Musei, 55 – 25121 Brescia

Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo

Completely renovated in 2018 in its architectural and exhibition layout, Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo – in its elegant spaces pairing classic and contemporary taste – offers a journey through the masterpieces of painting and sculpture, with works by Raphael, Lotto, Foppa, Savoldo, Romanino, Moretto, Ceruti, Appiani, Canova, Thorvaldsen, and Hayez.

Piazza Moretto, 4 – 25121 Brescia

“Luigi Marzoli” Arms and Armor Museum

The “Luigi Marzoli” Arms and Armor Museum houses one of the finest European antique armour and weapons collections, testifying to Brescia’s longstanding weaponry tradition, documenting the technological and artistic evolution between the 15th and 18th centuries.

Via del Castello, 9 – 25121 Brescia

Brescia Castle

Perched on the Cidneo hill, Brescia Castle is one of the most fascinating fortified complexes in Italy and the second largest in Europe, which still bears the signs of the city’s various dominations.

Via del Castello, 9 – 25121 Brescia

Nuovo Eden

The Nuovo Eden is the arthouse cinema recognised by MiC and member of the prestigious Europa Cinemas network, projecting first-run films, thematic programmes, retrospectives, talks with authors, and much more.

Via Nino Bixio, 9 – 25122 Brescia