In the historic heart of Brescia there are significant archaeological remains relating to the monumental buildings of the capital-area of the ancient city.
In Roman Brixia Brescia –-was in fact one of the most important cities of Northern Italy, situated along the so-called via Gallica (artery linking some of the most significant centres of Celtic origin North of the Po), at the mouth of the alpine valleys of ancient settlement (the Val Camonica and the Trompia Valley), between Lake Iseo and Lake Garda, and just north of a fertile and extensive lowland area , enhanced starting at the Augustan age with impressive works of agrarian Organization (centuriazioni).
In the archaeological area located at the center of the urban fabric still visible are the oldest buildings and the city's most significant: the Republican era (1st century BC), the Capitolium (d. c. 73), theater (1st-3rd century a.d.), the section of the decumanus maximus, paving on which insists today via dei Musei.
The area also opens on the today's piazza del foro, which preserves vestiges of the Roman square (1st century a.d.).
Archaeological remains (hole and thermal baths; basilica) are also visible below palazzo Martinengo, today seat of the province.
Info business hours :
Opened from March 8 to December 29, 2013
up to September 30 from Tuesday to Sunday 11.00-19.00 (last admission 18.00 hours)
from 1 October to 29 December Friday-Saturday-Sunday 10.00-17.00 hours
(last admission 16.00 hours)
26 December at 10.00-17.00 (last admission 16.00 hours)