Castello di Brescia – undoubtedly one of the must-see sites in the city. Set on an area of 75,000 square meters on top of the Cindeo hill, it incorporates elements of both the Milanese and Venetian traditions of fortification. Built during the time of the Visconti family in the 14th century and passed under the rule of the Republic of San Marco, Castelo di Brescia has always watched over the city, earning it the nickname "The Hawk of Italy". Its role in the life of Brescia was extremely large even in the 19th century, when it was the main target of the Italian rebels in their struggle to reject Austrian power.
Today, several museums are organized there, the most popular of which is the Museum of Weapons Collections, covering the period from the 15th to the 19th century, and from the gardens surrounding the castle there are incredible views of the city and the Alps.