A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 4 – Brescia 3

Chiesa di Santa Maria della Carità The Chiesa di Santa Maria della Carità or the church of the Buon Pastore is a Baroque-style Roman Catholic church. Construction of the original church started in 1481. A wealthy man - Laura Gambara - erected the church, a monastery, and a convent to shelter fallen women or prostitutes. In 1640 construction of a new church begun. The new church is also known as Church of the Good Shepherd. It was ruled until 1998 by the adjacent monastery…

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A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 3 – Brescia 2

The Duomo Vecchio The Duomo Vecchio stands next to the New Cathedral of Brescia. Officially it is called the Winter Co-Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. Or the Old Cathedral or La Rotonda because of its round setting. And the adjacent main cathedral next to it is known as the Summer Cathedral. Confusing? A bit! There are only documents that state that the cathedral was build in the 11th century on a basilica layout style church. As far as Romanesque round churches in Italy go…

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A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 2 – Brescia

Good Morning Brescia One of the reasons I choose Villa Noce was the Breakfast mentioned in the reviews. If you went to Italy yourself you know what awaits you in a typical local hotel that usually has Italian customers only. Coffee and a few sweets and that is that. A pleasant surprise waited at the main building at the hotel Villa Noce. Breakfast at Villa Noce - a lot of options for Italy After breakfast, we walked into town. Which gives you another feeling…

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