Brescia is a rich city between the Garda Lake and the Trompia Valley (Val Trompia) (Alps)
By Plane Brescia has a very small airport located 20 Km from the city centre in Montichiari. It serves only 2 flights a day, 1 for Girona Barcelona and one for London Stansted ( both Ryanair flights). However you can reach Brescia from Milan Orio al Serio Airport which is in province of Bergamo (50 Km away) and it serves a lot of low cost airlines such as Ryanair, AirItaly, Transavia, MyAir, etc. Brescia is also easily reachable via Verona VillaFranca Airport (50 Km away) Milan Linate (100 Km away) and Milan Malpensa airport (150 Km away).
Brescia is a very rich city and nobody except city inhabitants ( I mean in the small centre) and immigrant use the poor service of buses, everybody uses their own car, everybody respects the rules and the pedestrians. However Brescia has an underground system under construction that will make Brescia the smaller city in the world with an underground train system.
Try the true "bresciano" food eating casoncelli in Brescia's dialect "casonsei", homemade tortellini with meat in them and served with "Burro versato" ( dropped Butter ) and sage with a white snow of Parmigiano Reggiano (Parmisan but nobody want to hear this word ! ) Try the polenta ( in winter only )a mush made with durum wheat, Polenta taragna is with a lot of homemade cheeses and butter in it. Try the amazing SPIEDO ( in Winter only ) roasted larks and pork meat coked for 6-7 hours in oven with butter and flavours. It's AMAZING and typically Bresciano !!!