“Luigi Marzoli” Arms Museum
Reduced entrance ticket
The 14th century Viscontean keep houses the “Luigi Marzoli” Arms Museum, one of the major European collections of old armour and weaponry which illustrates the lengthy Brescian tradition of arms manufacture, documenting its technological and artistic evolution between the 15th and 18th centuries. Sixteenth century production is well represented, with a large collection of infantry half-armour, and some magnificent pieces in Mannerist style, such as a shield dated 1563, with embossed and damascened decoration portraying the Triumph of Bacchus, one of the most significant works of Lombard Mannerism. Of particular importance is the firearm collection, work of the most famous barrel makers such as Cominazzo, Chinelli, Dafino and Acquisti, which document a centuries-long tradition of mechanical craftsmanship. For lovers of ancient architecture and art, a visit to the Arms Museum also includes the Visconti era wall paintings that decorate the rooms of the keep, in addition to a 1st century AD Roman temple, of which the perimeter wall foundations and a wide stairway are visible.
All ISIC - ITIC - IYTC cardholders can take advantage of the reduced ticket price.
The benefit cannot be cumulated with other discounts/promotions, the reduced fare cannot be applied to temporary exhibition with separate ticket that will take place in the same museum.Overview
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