Piazza della Loggia

Brescia, Italy

Piazza della Loggia is fine example of Renaissance piazza. The construction of eponymous Palazzo della Loggia (current Town Hall) began in 1492 under the direction of Filippo de' Grassi and completed only in the 16th century by Sansovino and Palladio. Vanvitelli designed the upper room of the palace (1769).

On the south side of the square are two 15th–16th century Monti di Pietà (Christian lending houses). Their façades are embedded with ancient Roman tombstones, one of oldest antique lapidary displays in Italy. At the centre of the east side of the square stands a tower with a large astronomical clock (mid-16th-century) on top of which there are two copper anthropomorphic automata which strike the hours on a bell. On May 28, 1974, the square was targeted by the terrorist bombing.

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Riya Akter (16 months ago)
Its a good place to rest
Michael Frassine (16 months ago)
Amazing Square, full of history, art and small indipendent and delicious restaurants
Luca Parmesan (16 months ago)
A very beautiful square in Brescia centre, best looking in the sunset. Worth visiting
Andreas Nencioni (16 months ago)
Beautiful surroundings and many nice bars.
Ognian Dimitrov (16 months ago)
An interesting square with remarkable buildings, very well lit at night. The most interesting are the building of the municipality and the clock.
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