A journey through Brescia’s history, art and spirituality, from prehistoric times to the present day
Unique in Italy and in Europe due to its display concept and location, this museum set in a monastic complex of Longobard origin, offers a journey through Brescia’s history, art and spirituality from prehistoric times to the present day across an exhibition area of approximately 14,000 square metres.
Since 25 June 2011, the monumental complex of San Salvatore – Santa Giulia and the Roman Brescia Archaeological Park have been included in the World Heritage List, promoted by UNESCO in the serial site “The Longobards in Italy. The Places of Power (568–774 CE)”.
In fact, numerous traces of the early medieval phases are preserved in the area (ceramic kilns, burials, modest houses) which testify to the long life of this area.
Santa Giulia 360°
360° photographs by © Pietro Madaschi, Italy – www.360visio.com courtesy of Fondazione Brescia Musei
Laid out on approximately 14,000 square metres, and displayed in chronological order, is a display of about 12,000 works, tracing the history of Brescia from the third millennium BCE to the Renaissance.
The works, found in the city and its surroundings, or coming from bequests from Brescian collectors, are organised in chronological and thematic order. Those exhibited in the archaeological sections refer to monumental architecture of ancient Brixia, which can be visited in the nearby Archaeological Park. Among the works exhibited in Santa Giulia, some are of universal value, due to their rarity and historical importance, such as the bronze head portraits, the late antique ivory diptychs, and the Cross of Desiderius.
We recommend buying tickets before the visit, as current regulations allow only a limited number of visitors.
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.
Combined ticket for Santa Giulia Museum + Brixia Roman archaeological area
Last admission at 6:15 p.m.
Information and booking
via Musei, 81/b – Brescia
By Bus and subway
- Arnaldo, piazzale Arnaldo
- Goito, via Spalto San Marco
- Fossa Bagni, via Lombroso
- Agip, Piazza Vittoria
- Castellini, via Castellini
To visualise all the parking areas and the ZTL areas (zones of restricted circulation) please check the Brescia Mobilità website
From Brescia train station:
- on foot: 20-minute walk, direction Piazza Duomo and via Musei
- by subway: Vittoria stop + 10-minute walk
Gabriele D’Annunzio Brescia Airport
(20 Km from Brescia)
Orio Al Serio Bergamo Airport
(56 Km from Brescia)
Valerio Catullo Verona Airport
(70 Km from Brescia)