Art and culture - La Via del Romanino

La Via del Romanino

“Perhaps it is not heresy that Romanino was the true Atlas of Brescia’s pictorial universe of the 16th century”.

A journey to discover the painter Girolamo Romanino. Homo viator, restless pilgrim, Girolamo Romanino is part of those who “carry their suffering within themselves like a talisman” (cit. Eugenio Montale).

Girolamo di Romano di Luchino – also known as Romanino – was born in Brescia, presumably between 1484 and 1487. The first twenty years of his life are shrouded in mystery: nothing is known about his social origins or from who he learned the art from. However, it is assumed that he was the son of an artist, since his brothers and cousins were also painters.

La Via del Romanino – cultural and artistic route

The Via del Romanino is a cultural and artistic itinerary that aims at promoting the works that Girolamo Romanino left in the Brescia and Bergamo areas. The project, while not claiming to be all-encompassing of what was the pictorial initiative of the author in this region, constitutes a synthesis, under the banner of artistic and landscape richness and environmental sustainability.

The route, which develops along a south-north (from Brescia to Bienno) and east-west (Rodengo Saiano- Malpaga Castle) axis, intersects some of the most evocative places that our territory can offer: the elegance of the two capital cities, Franciacorta, Lake Iseo, the hills and mountains of the pre-Alpine arc. The treasures left by Girolamo Romanino are set in this very rich landscape context. The stages have been identified to allow visitors who arrive in the two capitals on the occasion of BGBS23 to undertake the Via del Romanino on foot, by bicycle, by public transport (train, boat).

The website
All the information on the artist and on the Via del Romanino itinerary is available on the website, where there is also an introductory video to the itinerary and details about all the places involved.


Via Peschiera Maraglio, 58, Monte Isola

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