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Tempio Capitolino e Piazza del Foro

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Address: Piazza Del Foto | Via Musei, 25121 Brescia, Italy
Phone Number: +39 030 297 7833
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Huge hidden history

We visited this museum as it offers the chance to walk around and 'uncover' a beautiful Roman temple, piece by piece. The place is setup really nicely in that it guides you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
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Bath
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We visited this museum as it offers the chance to walk around and 'uncover' a beautiful Roman temple, piece by piece. The place is setup really nicely in that it guides you through the area's development from pre-roman time to now, by wandering through the (air-conditioned) vaults beneath the plaza. Would absolutely recommend.

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Brescia, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

right on the heart of Brescia this ancient roman masterpiece Don't miss the hidden rooms discovered only 2 years ago

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Italy will show you roman ruins in many parts of the country. to find such a large collection in Brescia was a great addition to this trip. Brescians have take care of preserving this site for all to enjoy

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We took a day trip by train from Peschiera DG to Brescia specifically to the Capitoline Temple. The walk from the station is some way, the area around the station not pleasant, but the town itself is lovely and the Temple well signposted. On my first glimpse of the columns I was frozen, they're amazing! We stopped to see the... More 

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Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Amazing! Do not forget to visit space under the Tempio with a great archeological treasures. There is an impressive view into a history of this temple with very nicely video about the time passing by and its impact to not only the temple but the whole town. Be careful.. do not step onto mosaic! :)

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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This site is among the best-preserved Roman-era sights in the entire of Italy. While we were there, most people seemed to just wander around the pillars and the small museum housing the inscriptions, but the real gem is the wonderfully preserved mosaics and frescos found underground. Having read about it beforehand, we were not satisfied to just take photos on... More 

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This was an unexpected bonus on our day trip to Brescia. In the 19th century, the only evidence of the complex was the top of a tall column that protruded from the ground. Prolonged excavations revealed what lay hidden extensively beneath. On buying a ticket (and they take credit cards …) you are directed to an underground air-conditioned room where... More 

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Cervo, Italia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Better known as an industrial and business centre, Brescia is less famous for its historical roots, going back 3,000 years. It was already a prosperous centre in Roman times, when it attracted the attention of the empire that left its marks, like the Capitol and Forum, as well as other rests of its influence.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Really enjoyed our visit here, along with the Santa Giulia museum. As well as the impressive Roman temple complex, the new underground experience was fascinating and very well organised, highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This site has been very carefully restored and preserved considering it all used to be buried under the earth. It is one of the best Roman ruins with explanation I have seen anywhere. Definitely worth a detour to Brescia. Don't forget to go underground to see the additional frescoes.

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