Comune di Brescia tourism website: useful information about what to see and where to go.

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Brescia, church of San Pietro in Oliveto

The church is situated on the green slopes of the Cidneo hill, inside the monastery of the Carmelite friars, not far from the Castle.

Brescia, church of San Cristo

The church belongs to a monastic complex which was built at the end of the 15th century on the ruins of previous religious buildings overlooking the Roman Theatre.

Brescia, church of San Clemente

The church was completely restored between the end of the 16th century and 1471. In 1517 the Dominicans took possession of the monastery and gave it a magnificent appearance.

The church was completely reconstructed in the 18th century to the design of Domenico Carbone. The façade (1776) has typically classical lines. The vault is decorated with trompe-l'oeil frescoes and three paintings by Sante Cattaneo. The high altar, where works by the sculptor Antonio Callegari may be admired, is an example of Lombard rococo with its abundance of decoration. Among the paintings, the ‘Martyrdom of Sant'Afra” by Paolo Veronese deserves special mention.
Brescia, church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli

The façade of this church, in Botticino marble, is considered a jewel of Renaissance sculpture in Lombardy. The church itself was built to commemorate the miraculous image of the Madonna in a nearby house, which can now be seen in the apse, framed with polychrome marble.

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