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ABOUT LOMBARDY

Impressions

    Green spaces stretch themselves from the plains to the Alps, surrounding the towns and the villages, keepers of valuable antiques, but projected to the vanguard.
    Entering into the centers you can do a secular path along medieval trails, to arrive in front of the scenographies of great comunal squares surrounded by buildings overflowing with art.
    Monumental churches stand out against the sky, with their spires, domes and daring bell towers.
    The Romanesque style is triumphant in the admirable churches, ancient presences of the sacred and witnesses of the new belief, that here had the imperial edict which sanctioned its officiality.
    Then again, the vertical conquests of Gothic, which blend with the proportions of traditional Italian to create complex of great balance.
    And finally the overwhelming wave of the Renaissance, which left vast evidences of genius, ideally gathered around the table of the Leonardo's Last Supper.
    Near, the Bramante architecture interprets the space according to rules of perspective that rationalize the spatial features and revolutionize their vision and perception.
    Beyond the metropolitan circles, the exuberances of a fascinating nature follow one after the other, among romantic basins and waterways, to the evocative scenarios of large lakes, to peaks with enchanted castles, and to mountains painted in celebrated landscapes.
    It's a repository of ideas and thoughts of ambitious scope, the crossroads of world culture, it welcomes the new experience leaving its sediment, inspiring and moving the minds to progress and to constant evolution.
   


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Museum of Santa Giulia in Brescia

    The Museum has very particular characteristics, both for its location, within a monastic complex of Lombard origin, erected in the 8th century by King Desiderius and his wife Ansa, both for the distribution of exhibition spaces, which allow you to make a real path along the multi-millenary history of the City of Brescia.
    The complex covers a site of particular importance already at the time of the Roman Brixia, of which remain important traces in the Domus of Ortaglia, assuming increasing importance in the period after the end of the Lombard kingdom, from the dominion of the Franks onwards.
    Tradition has it that within its walls, after being repudiated by Charlemagne, died the daughter of Desire, sister of Adelchi, from which the homonymous Manzoni's tragedy is named.
    In addition to the basilica of San Salvatore Lombard and its crypt, there are the Romanesque chapel of Santa Maria in the Solarium, the choir of Nuns, the sixteenth-century church of Santa Giulia and cloisters.
    The exhibition covers an area of 14,000 square meters and features works from the prehistoric to modern times: Celtic artefacts as helmets and medallions, portraits and Roman bronzes, Lombard testimonies, funerary objects, paintings, collections of applied art and artifacts from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century.
    Among the finds of Roman origin, in addition to material of private houses, that are rich in mosaics and frescoes, stands a large bronze statue of Winged Victory, from the Capitolium.
    In the building of Santa Maria in Solarium are also displayed objects from the treasure of the monastery, among which the Lipsanoteca of ivory and the wooden cross of King Desiderius, completely covered with cameos, precious stones and metals.
   


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