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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Craig Alexander (7 months ago)
The Renaissance piazza of the city. Particularly notable for the Loggia itself (construction started in 1492) - seat of city government since the Venetian era - and a fascinating collection of Roman epigraphy deliberately incorporated into the southern side of the piazza. The Venetian style clock at the eastern end is also well worth a look, showing not only the time but also moon phase, astrological data etc.
Pasan Sensouk (9 months ago)
Beautiful Palazzo and great architecture!
Emmanuelle Vélon (2 years ago)
Everything was at the top. Super helpfull pre-welcoming. Top location, totally central Wonderfull room with privative terrasse Charming housse, all renovated Gorgeous breakfast. Vert nice team. What else ?? Emma from south of France.
Ayesha Nadeem (4 years ago)
It's looks so pretty especially at night
Muhammad Uzair (4 years ago)
It’s interesting place. There are a lot of pizzeria around. You can have a great view and good meal.
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