The archaeological remains of the monumental buildings of ancient Brixia are still preserved in the historic heart of Brescia. In Roman times, Brescia was in fact one of the most important cities in northern Italy, situated along the so-called Via Gallica.
The Roman Brescia archaeological park is the largest urban archaeological area in northern Italy and allows you to admire the remains of the Republican Sanctuary (1st century BC), of the Capitolium (73 AD), of the Roman Theater (I - III century AD) and the pavement of the decumanus maximus, on which Via dei Musei insists today. The area also opens onto today's Piazza del Foro, which preserves vestiges of the Roman square (1st century AD).
In addition to these buildings from the Roman period, the area also includes noble palaces from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and modern that "climb" directly from the ancient ruins (Palazzo Maggi Gambara and Casa Pallaveri, both owned by the municipality).
In the archaeological park we read therefore an unbroken stratigraphy of testimonies that extend from the II century BC until the nineteenth century.
Since 2001, the Archaeological Park of Roman Brescia, together with the monumental complex of San Salvatore-Santa Giulia, have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List with the site "The Longobards in Italy. The places of power (568-774 AD) ".
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