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Brescia

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Brescia is a city in Lombardy, Italy

Understand

Brescia is a rich and industrial city between the Garda Lake and the Trompia Valley (Val Trompia) (Alps) in the half-way between Milan and Venice

Get in

By Plane Brescia has a very small airport located 20 Km from the city centre in Montichiari. It serves only few destinations:Girona Barcelona,London Stansted ( both Ryanair flights), Olbia ( Sardinia ), Rome, Napoli, Crotone ( all air-bee 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).

Get around

Brescia is a very rich city and nobody except city inhabitants ( I mean the small city centre inhabitants), students and the poor people use the bad 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.

See

  • Tempio Capitolino: Old Roman ruins, the last remains of what once was the city's forum during the Roman Empire.
  • Rotonda: Unique church, with the form of a circle.

Do

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Eat

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 cooked for 6-7 hours in oven with butter and flavours or on grill. It's AMAZING and typically Bresciano !!!

Drink

Here it's the best part of Brescia !!!!! Brescia is located on the very famous place called Franciacorta, known all over the world for its marvelous white sparkling wines. Brescia is also one of the most night-active city in the whole Italy, try Piazzale Arnaldo ( in the city centre ) just ask to anybody, everybody knows it, for the most in fashion bars with a wide selection of Franciacorta wines and champagne and a wide choices of popular cocktails that are drunk listening house music. Go in Borgo Whurer, a newly made mediaval town with a lot of in fashion bars and a lot of people. Piazzale Arnaldo ( Arnaldo square ): probably the best street and square to drink in central Brescia, lots of bar and very crowded, especially in Friday and weekend !

Viselli's: Small bar with an old man making a patented cocktail ( He has the copyright ), it is a must in Brescia to try the Viselli's Champagnone (Very good but very strong) near P.le Arnaldo, when you'll see in a very narrow street a lot of people drinking the same thing standing outside a very small bar...you found it !!!

Borgo WHÜRER always crowded in weekends, lots of particular and beautiful bars such as Nacio or Hico de puta, BW Cafè, Pappavero, ecc. in Hico de Puta you'll find everything you want to get drunk

Sleep

Budget

Mid-range

  • Ai Ronchi Motor Hotel Viale della Bornata 22 Brescia, Tel.+39.030.362061 · Fax+39.030.3366315. Presents 4 stars hotel located only few steps from city centre of Brescia,

on the main road that leads to beautiful Garda Sea. Friendly english speaking staff.

  • Continental Hotel, [1], Via Martiri della Libertà 267 Roncadelle Brescia, Tel.+39.030.2582721 · Fax+39.030.2583108. A renovated, modern and functional ambience here along with top quality services and excellent comfort.

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