Tosio Martinengo Gallery
Reduced entrance ticket
In March 2018 the Tosio Martinengo Galley reopened its doors to the public after a lengthy closure. Fully restored and renovated, the new gallery combines historical architectural and pictorial exhibits with state-of-the-art display and conservation practices. Palazzo Martinengo da Barco, the gallery’s historical location, is a lavishly beautiful 16th century building. It was renovated in the late 19th century by architect Antonio Tagliaferri, and donated to Brescia town council by Count Leopardo Martinengo da Barco. Since 1908 the building has been home to Brescia's art collection, which after Count Paolo Tosio’s initial generous bequest has grown through further acquisitions over the years.
The chronologically ordered display of paintings and exquisite decorative art objects opens with 14th century work, followed by pieces such as Raphael’s world-famous Christ Blessing and Angel, and splendid 16th century Brescian paintings by Vincenzo Foppa, Moretto, Romanino and Savoldo, and the strikingly human pictures of Giacomo Ceruti, such as Beggars. Lastly there are great works commissioned by Francesco Martinengo da Barco, Camillo Brozzoni and Paolo Tosio, including two huge canvases by Francesco Hayez and a sculpture by Canova.
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.