Summer School Venue
The XXIV Summer School "Francesco Turco" will be held in the "S.Faustino" venue of the University of Brescia, in the heart of the historical city of Brescia.
Address: Via S. Faustino, 74/B Brescia (Italy)
The Cloister of San Faustino is part of the former Benedictine monastery which now houses the administrative offices and classrooms of the University of Brescia. Recent restoration work has brought to light frescos by Gian Domenico Tiepolo in the impressive XVI century cloister and in some other interior rooms.
After passing the entrance to the cloisters, you will see the imposing facade of the Church of Saints Faustino and Giovita, patron saints of the city, who are remembered on February 15th with religious services and a great fair with hundreds of stalls from all over Italy set up in the roads and squares of the city centre. The Church was built in 1622 by Antonio and Domenico Comino. The interior, which was constructed between 1622 and 1629, is divided into a nave and two aisles by fourteen monolithic columns and has side chapels and frescos – the ones over the choir in the chancel by the quadraturist Girolamo Mengozzi Colonna and by Gian Domenico Tiepolo are particularly fine; they represent the apparition and martyrdom of Saints Faustino and Giovita.