In the close Lonato there is the 14th century house “Casa del Podestà”, headquarters of the city charge up to the end of the Republic “Serenissima”; the rich furniture is still positioned as per ancient proprietors’will.
In a close building of the Renaissance style, there is the great Library, with its 52.000 titles, incisions, drawings and documents about the history of Brescia.
From the terraces of the Venetian Fortress “Rocca” you can dominate the lake of Garda; the fortress represented the last symbol of the Republic of Venice, the “Serenissima” (XII century); today the Civic Ornithological Museum resides in it.
Green hills, olive trees and horse chestnuts formed the natural garden and various possessions.
How many discoveries everybody can do wandering among the small villages of the area.
Hidden in the green there is the Drugolo castle, wide possession with origin in the thirteen century, and patiently restored, not far from Lonato; thousands of other impressive corners, noble residences, fortified buildings hidden in the wood and the tall greenery on the hills.
The influence of the Venetian Republic is strongly felt in the Brescia province; Villa Mazzucchelli, in Mazzano, built in the first half of the 17th century, is of strong Venetian mark.
In it, there are the Wine Museum and the Woman and Child Museum; in the first, objects dated from 15th to 19th century and coming from the tradition of winegrowing are conserved; china and glass bottles, glasses, “tastevins”, and rare incisions and printings.
In the second, there are displayed bride dresses, woman religious works, linen and tools of household labour.