La Via dei Musei
Via dei Musei
For all intents and purposes, this is a street like any other, but it has become one of the main routes for anyone wishing to visit the architectural wonders of Brescia. The Via dei Musei follow the traces of the decumano massimo
, the urban route of the Roman road that used to link Bergamo to Verona. Leaving from the center, there are a number of interesting monuments, beginning from Piazza Tito Speri, named after the patriot guide of the ten days of Brescia in 1849 during the first war of independence. It has interesting buildings and a fountain by Antonio Tagliaferri. Just after this, still on the left side is a gallery also dedicated to Tito Speri, built in 1951 that is under the Cidneo hill and links the historic center to the northern, modern quarters of the city. On the two sides of the street are the somber buildings which were homes to the aristocracy of Brescia from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. Further on there is the Piazza del Foro and then the track rings the southern side of the S. Salvatore monastery.