Brescia Travel Guide

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Brescia Highlights

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    leics says…

     Lots of history and architecture, excellent museum, non-touristy 

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     None I came across 

  • In a nutshell
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     Brilliant museum, excellent history and architecture...and not too many visitors 

Brescia Things to Do

  • Teatro Romano

    Built during the Flavian period and remodelled during the 3rd century, it is believed to have been damanged by fire in the 4th century. Part of the building is believed to have collapsed as a result of an earthquake in the 5th century, completely destroying the stage and one wall.Despite this, the building continued to be used until 1173.The...

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  • Chiesa di San Zeno al Foro

    Original construction on this building commenced around the 12th century on the site dedicated to San Zeno, 8th Bishop of Verona during the second half of the 4th century. San Zeno was known for his evangelistic work as well as being protector of freshwater fishing.During the Baroque period, the church underwent a major makeover at the request of...

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  • Capitolium

    These Roman ruins can be found walking through the old town part of Brescia and can be viewed through the railings which surrounded the area.This was a Corinthian temple built by Emperor Vespasian as a sign of affection for Brixia after the battle of Bedriacum.

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  • Chiesa di San Faustino in Riposo

    The church of San Faustino in Rest is located in Vicolo della Torre (Tower Lane), north of the Piazza della Loggia.This intriguing building has an outer cone shape, only visible down an alley located just around the corner from the entrance to the church. It was built in the 12th century as a shrine with legend declaring that this was the resting...

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  • Piazza della Loggia : Mechanical Clock...

    Located on the east side (opposite to the Palazzo della Loggia), you will find a beautifully decorated clock tower.This unique clock has a face which is marked into a 24-hour day.Decorations on the face include the twelve signs of the zodiac.

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  • Palazzo della Loggia

    The Palazzo della Loggia sits on the west side of the Piazza della Loggia. Originally designed in 1484, when city officials decided to give the citizens a new building to house the council and be a symbol of good government.Building began in 1492, with the best architects of the time contributing to the building, including Sansovino and...

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Brescia Restaurants

  • Delicious gelato!

    In every town of Italy you will find a selection of gelateria. Some are from national chains, others regional and yet others again are unique to that town. Gelateria Pinko has been operating in Brescia for some 25 years offering a selection of delicious ice cream, sorbet, as well as drinks.I had a cone with three flavours of ice cream. The ice...

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  • Take your time - they will!!!

    Dolcevite can be found in Piazza Paolo VI, in close proximity to the Duomo Nuovo (new cathedral). We had walked up to the castle and were on a wander back down and through the old town, looking for somewhere mainly for a drink (it's a good walk down from the castle) but also serving something light for a late lunch.We took a seat in their outdoor...

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  • Great cheese selection starter!

    We were taking a walk around the old town area of Brescia, looking for a restaurant to dine in; having compared a number of options, we decided to opt for Vasco Da Gama.The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating. We quickly chose a table in the outdoor area and perused the extensive menu.Cover (costing €2,00 each) was the usual basket of...

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  • Traditional food and local wine

    Osteria La Grotta is a very nice place in the center of Brescia. You can not find it by accident because it lays in a mall streets, but the searching is worth it!!! They serve local traditional food, very well cooked and well presented. The local wine list is not large but well chosen.The walls are decorated with seings contryside which are very...

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  • Good ice cream

    There´s ice cream sold at every corner in Italy. It´s hard to belive, that we Finns do eat more ice cream per person than any other country in Europe! One could thought,that Italians eat more. But I think they will buy more ice cream from gelaterias, when we Finns have those only in summer-usually we buy ice cream at supermaket, at boxes and...

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  • Not as good as we thought

    We came because of the good ratings this place had had at many pages. We saw the Englisg menu at internet, but it seemed not to be the same as in the restaurant. Most of the appetizer were different. We ordered them anyway. We choosed fried buffalomozzarella and calzones.We got the pizzas first!! Then they came to say: Please wait for a while, so...

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Brescia Nightlife

  • Quiet and relaxing - a good way to end...

    This modern wine bar was located opposite our hotel (Best Western Hotel Master) in Brescia which made it very convenient for "one for the road" (followed by a nightcap in the hotel bar).The venue is quiet, subdued even, definitely a place to relax and quietly catch up with friends or simply sit and let the world go by!The interior is lined down one...

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  • Only lively place we found at September

    We didn´t seem to find any places to sit out and have a beer or glas of wine and not be the only ones there. I think it might have been because we were there at september, and from moday to friday-morning, no weekend-nights.Anywaym this place was very close to our apartment, and it was allways lively with lots of people, and even the music was o.k....

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Brescia Transportation

  • Great train links

    Brescia sits on the main line connecting Milan to Venice, making it easily accessible and a good stopping point for a northern Italy trip.Trains from Milan run intermittently throughout the day with regular services at some times whilst at other times it can be 1½ - 2 hours between trains. Journey times from Milan to Brescia are between approx. 45...

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  • By bus to the centre

    Bus 1 (direction Mompiano) will take you from the railway station to Brescia's historical heart. You can find bus routes, timetables and info (in Italian) on the link below.Cross the road directly opposite the railway station and you will find the bus stop. You can buy tickets from the Tabacchi by the bus stop too.Remember to validate your ticket...

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  • By train from anywhere....

    Italian trains are safe, comfortable and very reasonably-priced. The network is extensive and thus it is entirely possible to get to Brescia from anywhere.The direct train from Bergamo (my base) takes an hour but there are obviously direct trains from other locations too.You'll find train times, details and fares to Brescia from anywhere, in...

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Brescia Shopping

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    by Calcio Written Nov 24, 2004

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    Buying souvenirs is simple. Outside the stadium there are 3-4 wagons/stands that sells matchshirts, scarves, flags, hats and so on. Everything is unofficial, but still look good. Inside the curva you’ll also be able to buy the official souvenirs from the different ultrasgroups.

    What to pay: 5-6 euro for a scarve. 10 euro for a matchshirt.

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Brescia Local Customs

  • Il Teatro Grande

    Il Teatro Grande, the Big Theatre, is situated in Corso Zanardelli, which can be regarded as the centre of the town. The theatre was founded in 1709 and rebuilt in 1863, howevr, its facade dates from 1782.The whole Corso Zanardelli is arcaded and it continue to adjoining Corso Palestro and Via delle X Giornate.

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  • Museo di Santa Giulia

    In Via dei Musei is the monastery of Santa Giulia, a huge group of buildings with three Renaissance cloisters and several churches. Formerly called San Salvatore, the monastery was founded by the Lombard king Desiderius in 753 on the site of a Roman edifice.Part of the complex houses today the Museo della Citta (the City Museum) with displays...

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  • Eating and Drinking II

    Still talking cheese, this time from the area dominated by the Adamello massif: the Casolèt. It is derived from the transformation of butter and fresh milk; the result is a raw paste, from the curious parallelepiped shape with a triangular base. It is a cheese to be eaten at the table, being delicate and low in fat. Typical of the Brescia mountains...

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Brescia Warnings and Dangers

  • The way to the castle

    I wanted to visit the castle and chose the way from the old town walking the way along the Via del Castello. Until this point everything was OK with the exception that the street was quite lonely. Just when I took the footpath to the castle, I noticed some strange looking people. Also, this was no problem – I am not the best looking either :) But...

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  • Violence around the games

    Even if I really like the Brescia-supporters I can’t only give them credit. Some parts of them have a mentality of “kick first – ask then”, which means that if they suspect that you’re a supporter of the other team, they might be quite unfriendly, even without knowing for sure.Specially when they meet Atalanta, Juventus, Roma or Inter it is like...

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  • Bus station at night

    I find this bit of Brescia quite threatening, especially if you're alone and female. Beware of the drunks lying in the bus stop! And avoid the kebab shop a street along from the bus station too... unless you want to be leered at.

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Brescia Off The Beaten Path

  • Bar

    At the exit (or before the main entrance) of the Castle, there is a bar which name I really don't know, but I bring it just to tell you that it has a very nice terrace and it's a good place for a drink or a snack after visiting the Castle. Great place to relax.

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  • Torre d'Ercole

    Tower houses (tall, square structures up to 7 or 8 storeys high, sometimes more) were all the rage in northern Italy during the 1100s. they were a way of showing your neighbours just how wealthy and powerful your family was.I'm fascinated by them...fascinated by their construction at a time when technology was so limited, and fascinated by the way...

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  • Palazzo Martinengro: the excavations

    Again, somewhere I came across entirely unexpectedly.I wandered along Via dei Musei on my way to see the roman temples and theatre. A sign the 16th/17th century Palazzo Martinengro (now used as fuction rooms and suchlike) invited me in Italian to visit the archaeological excavations, free.So of course I did so!It is absolutely fascinating. The...

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Brescia Sports & Outdoors

  • Tennis courts bellow the castle

    While exploring the castle hill, all the sudden I heard very fammiliar sound produced by the small yellow balls. The Tennis club, with 6 courts, is situated right bellow the castle walls which makes the shadow over the courts in the afternoon hours.It is almost a habbit here in Italy to make the tennis courts next to the city walls because I saw...

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  • mushrooms

    take a ride to the deep forest there is posible find tartuffo,very special funghi from the north italy

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  • General Info

    Tourism Offices:* TOURIST OFFICE (pic)Piazza Loggia, 13/B25121 Brescia- Tel.: (+39) 030 240 03 57- Fax: (+39) 030 377 37 73- E. mail: infopoint@bresciatourism.it* BresciatourismPiazza del Vescovato 325121 Brescia- Tel.: (+39).030.240 08 35- Fax: (+39).030.377 40 20- E. mail: info@bresciatourism.it* Some websites:- www.bresciatourism.it-...

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  • My worst football related moment in...

    When I for once decided to not make the 10 kilometers walk back to the station, but instead take the bus it all went wrong… I got on the bus as one of the first, and actually did find a seat to sit on too, but then got in the middle of a gang of young guys who thought they were the hardest hooligans ever… They were standing all over the place, not...

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