Museum of Santa Giulia is the main museum of Brescia, located in Via dei Musei 81 / b, along the ancient Decumanus Roman Brixia. It is housed in the Santa Giulia monastery, built by King Desiderio in the Longobard era.The museum expanded and changed several time in over a thousand years of history.
The area below the museum is rich in archaeological finds from various eras, mostly from the Roman period and well preserved, particularly the Domus dell’Ortaglia.
The ancient monastery structures are all part of the museum, including the church of Santa Maria in Solario, the nuns’ choir and the church of Santa Giulia.
In the museum you can find thousands of objects and art works dating from the Bronze Age up to the nineteenth century ,the art work expose originated mainly from the urban context and the province of Brescia, making it a true city museum, whose in-depth issues concern mainly the history of the city of Brescia and the surrounding territory.
Among the many works of art .are especially reminiscent the Winged Victory, the Desiderio cross, the Reliquary, and the sector “Collections and applied arts”, where all the private collections donated to the museum are kept between the eighteenth and the nineteenth century.