BRIXIA PARCO ARCHEOLOGICO - Brescia

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BRIXIA PARCO ARCHEOLOGICO - Brescia

The Capitolium, built by the emperor Vespasian in AD 73, was a religious site and the monumental centre of ancient Brixia. The building was situated on the decumanus maximus (on the line of Via Musei) and was discovered in 1823. It is a temple with three chambers, where the Capitoline trinity of deities was worshipped, and is based on the plan of the underlying Republican temple (probably constructed in 80-70 BC, soon after Roman citizenship was granted in 89 BC), which has also been brought to light by the archaeological excavations.

The surrounding area, once the Roman city centre, contains the remains of numerous monumental buildings of importance for civil, social and economic life, such as the theatre, which was used for entertainment and public meetings and is calculated to have held fifteen thousand people. The forum, in front of the Capitolium (under Piazza del Foro), housed Brixia’s market and was the centre of commerce; it was surrounded by arcades lined with shops and closed to the south by the basilica, the ancient law court.

The complex of San Salvatore-Santa Giulia with the nearby archaeological area of Capitolium belongs to the site The Longobards in Italy. Places ao the power (568-774 AD) that has been inscribed upon the World Heritage List on 25th June 2011.

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ANIMALS IN ART, FROM THE RENAISSANCE TO CERUTI

Until the 9th June 2019 the halls of Palazzo Martinengo will be housing the great exhibition “Gli Animali nell'Arte dal Rinascimento a Ceruti”, or Animals in Art, from the Renaissance to Ceruti, curated by Davide Dotti, with the sponsorship of WWF ITALIA.
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Grotta Gigante

Benvenuto nella Grotta Gigante!
Nella grotta, situata nella provincia di Trieste, troverai una realtà emozionante dove si mescolano turismo, ambiente e ricerca scientifica. Qui la natura si mostra in forme e colori di rara bellezza e la scienza si nasconde sotto la superficie terrestre per studiare al meglio il nostro pianeta.

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