the city and its art collections
Montichiari combines its entrepreneurial vocation with artistic sensitivity. The most obvious sign of this can be found in Castello Bonoris, perched atop a green hill in the very centre of the city. In the light-flooded rooms of the Lechi Museum one can admire collections of paintings from the 15th to the 19th century which tell the story of the activities, interests and political relationships of the patrons living on Lake Garda. One often overlooked artist that the people of Brescia have taken to their hearts is Giacomo Ceruti, nicknamed ‘Pitocchetto’ (‘little beggar’), famous for La donna che fa la calza
, a portrait that conveys the dignity and humility of the human subject. Time capsules worth discovering.