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Brescia is a city and comune in the region of Lombardy in northern Italy. It is situated at the foot of the Alps, a few kilometres from the lakes Garda and Iseo. With a population of about 200,000, it is the second largest city in the region and the fourth of northwest Italy. The urban area of Brescia extends beyond the administrative city limits and has a population of 672,822, while over 1.5 million people live in its metropolitan area. The city is the administrative capital of the Province of Brescia, one of the largest in Italy, with over 1,200,000 inhabitants. Founded over 3,200 years ago, Brescia has been an important regional centre since pre-Roman times. Its old town contains the best-preserved Roman public buildings in northern Italy and numerous monuments, among these the medieval castle, the Old and New cathedral, the Renaissance Piazza della Loggia and the rationalist Piazza della Vittoria.

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San Salvatore-Santa Giulia

Via Musei 81/b 25121 Brescia, Italy
San Salvatore is a former monastery in Brescia, Lombardy, northern Italy, now turned into a museum. The monastic complex is famous for the diversity of its architecture which include Roman remains and significant pre-Romanesque, Romanesque and Renaissance buildings. In 2011, it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of a group of seven inscribed as Longobards in Italy, Places of Power.The monastery is traditionally considered the place where Desiderata, wife of Charlemagne and daughter of the Lombard King Desiderius, spent her exile after the annulment of her marriage in 771.
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Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo

The Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo is a public art museum in Brescia, Lombardy, northern Italy, exhibiting mainly paintings by local artists from the 13th through 18th centuries.The gallery opened in 1851 in the Palazzo Tosio, endowed in 1832 with the collection of Count Paolo Tosio and further enriched by donations and gathering of items from local religious buildings. For some paintings in the collection see the Category for Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo in Brescia below. In 1884, the Count Leopardo Martinengo da Barco added to the painting collection and endowed a library and collections of scientific artifacts to display in his palace.
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Old Cathedral, Brescia

The Duomo Vecchio or Old Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church in Brescia, Italy; the rustic circular Romanesque co-cathedral stands next to the Duomo Nuovo of Brescia. It is officially known as the Winter Co-Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, while the adjacent main cathedral is known as the Summer Cathedral. It is one of the most important examples of Romanesque round church in Italy.While some claims for an earlier construction exist, the earliest documents state the cathedral was built in the 11th century on the site of a prior church with a basilica layout. It has a circular shape that became rare after the Council of Trent.
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Hotels

Park Hotel Cà Nöa

66;64 Via Triumplina, 25123, Brescia

Albergo Vittoria

20 Via Dieci Giornate, 25121, Brescia

Hotel Noce

5 Via dei Gelsi, 25125, Brescia

Casa Marcolini Facella

14 Via delle Grazzine, 25128, Brescia, IT

Cascina Maggia

3 Via della Maggia, 25124, Brescia, IT

Hotel Ambasciatori

92 Via Crocefissa di Rosa, 25123, Brescia

Regal Hotel & Apartments

2b Viale Europa, 25123, Brescia

Casa Marcolini Bevilacqua

17 Viale Caduti del Lavoro, 25127, Brescia

Hotel Impero

6 Via Triumplina, 25123, Brescia