Santa Giulia Museum
The Museum of Santa Giulia in Brescia is unique in Italy and in Europe in terms of exhibition concept and location. The Museum is set up in the Santa Giulia monastic complex of Lombard origin and allows a journey through the history, art and spirituality of Brescia from the prehistoric age to the present in an exhibition area of about 14,000 square meters.
In addition to the permanent collections which include numerous works of art from the Lombard period, the Santa Giulia Museum is home to numerous exhibitions organized by the Brescia Musei Foundation .
The monastery of San Salvatore - Santa Giulia was founded in 753 AD by Desiderio, the last king of the Lombards, with his wife Ansa. Feminine, usually Benedictine, she held a leading role even after the defeat inflicted on the Lombards by Charlemagne .
The Santa Giulia Museum is located in a place of historical memories stratified over the centuries and a continuous source of surprising discoveries, the monastic complex is a visible interweaving of eras. Built on an area already occupied in Roman times by important Domus, it includes the Longobard Basilica of San Salvatore and its crypt, the Romanesque oratory of Santa Maria in Solario, the Nuns' Choir, the sixteenth-century church of Santa Giulia and the cloisters.
Since 2001, the monumental complex of San Salvatore-Santa Giulia, together with the Archaeological Park of Roman Brescia , have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List with the site “The Longobards in Italy. The places of power (568-774 AD)”.
To discover the exhibitions scheduled at the Santa Giulia Museum, visit the Exhibitions and Events section.
For all the practical information on purchasing tickets , check availability in the Timetables and Tickets section.