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Boat Tour of Garda Island
"Hop aboard your sightseeing boat in Sirmione and cruise onto the calm waters of Lake Garda with your guide. Widely considered among the prettiest spots in all of Italy Lake Garda is home to rolling vineyards and breathtaking views with colonial history dating back centuries. During your 1.5-hour cruise take in top attractions such as Greek-American soprano Maria Callas’ villa and the ancient Roman Grottoes of Catullus. Cruise gracefully around the San Biagio Island and Garda Island and gaze over the Gothic-Venetian palace and beautiful lawns for which the region is famous. Drift beneath the mighty Rocca di Manerba where sheer cliffs plummet down to the lakeside and upgrade your tour to enjoy a refreshing aperitif on Garda Island. After completing your tour of the lake
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Tour of the Sirmione Peninsula
"This is an amazing tour of the peninsula of Sirmione. During the 25 minutes of the excursion we will see the ex-villa of Maria Callas the SPA and beauty-farm Aquaria the sources of the thermal water the Grotte of Catullo that are the biggest Roman building in the North of Italy. Before finishing the tour you will admire the Castello Scaligero the port built on piles like Venice
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Boat Tour of Garda Island
"Hop aboard your sightseeing boat in Sirmione and cruise onto the calm waters of Lake Garda with your guide. Widely considered among the prettiest spots in all of Italy Lake Garda is home to rolling vineyards and breathtaking views with colonial history dating back centuries. During your 1.5-hour cruise take in top attractions such as Greek-American soprano Maria Callas’ villa and the ancient Roman Grottoes of Catullus. Cruise gracefully around the San Biagio Island and Garda Island and gaze over the Gothic-Venetian palace and beautiful lawns for which the region is famous. Drift beneath the mighty Rocca di Manerba where sheer cliffs plummet down to the lakeside and upgrade your tour to enjoy a refreshing aperitif on Garda Island. After completing your tour of the lake
From EUR200.00

Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Brescia

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...
Redang
Dec 19, 2011

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...
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Jun 29, 2011

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...
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leics
Jun 26, 2011

Chiesa e Convento di San Giuseppe

I came across this place quite unexpectedly, by walking under the Porta Bruciata (a Medieval tower-gate to the north-east of Piazza della Loggia) and then taking one of the narrow...
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leics
Jun 26, 2011

Chiesa Santa Maria della Carità

This church was built between 1.429 and 1.479. Don't miss the beautiful marble portal, decorated with bas-reliefs AddressVia Musei, 4125122 BresciaHow to get there:Either from Piazza Loggia or Piazza...
Redang
Sep 05, 2009

Chiesa di San Giovanni Evangelista

According to tradition, there has been a church on this site ever since 402. The building was first altered in the 16th century when the Holy Sacrament Chapel was built.AddressContrada S. Giovanni,...
Redang
Sep 05, 2009
 
 
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Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi

Romanesque style, it was finished in 1,265, has a gabled façade with a magnificent rose window in the centre. The church has a nave and two aisles, divided by pointed arches supported by cylindrical...
Redang
Sep 05, 2009

Tempietto di San Marco

The small church of San Marco is almost hidden by the toller houses in its surroundings and not easy to find. It is situated in the immediate vicinity of the Torre d'Ercole, just a few meters in...
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Jul 20, 2005

Torre d'Ercole

The twelve century Torre d'Ercole is the best preserved example of tower-house, a medieval form of private dwelling of the Palazzi family. The tower takes its name from the ancient place "Vicus...
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Jul 20, 2005

Roman Theatre

The ruins of the Roman Theatre, still under the excavation works, stands next to the Capitolium. According to its proportions, the town of Brescia was important settlement in the Roman times....
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Jul 20, 2005

Roman Forum

The temple of Capitolium stands at the north end of the Roman Forum, of which remains of porticoes can be seen in the square, beside a stretch of the paved "decumanus maximus".On the right of the...
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Jul 20, 2005

Capitolium

Capitolium is a Roman temple erected by the emperor Vespasian A.D. 73, which stands on a high stylobate approached by the steps, 15 of which are original. The temple has a hexastyle pronaos of...
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Jul 20, 2005

Capitolium

By the 3C B.C. the city of Brescia had come under Roman rule. Most of the old city centre still have traces of the crisscros Roman street plan. However, not much of the Roman building have left in the...
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Jul 20, 2005

Top Hotels in Brescia

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Via Luigi Apollonio, 72, Brescia, Lombardy, 25128, Italy
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Via Nazionale 86, 25059
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Via X Giornate, 20, Brescia, Lombardy, 25121, Italy
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Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 22, 25059
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Viale Stazione, 12/A, Brescia, Lombardy, 25122, Italy
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Via Nazionale 50, 25059
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Top Things to Do in Brescia

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City Centre - Downtown

The squares of the main streets of the town are lined by arcades that once contained the fruit and vegetables markets. On this picture you can see the arcades in Via di X Giornate, which connects...
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Piazza della Loggia - Torre dell'Orologio

The Piazza della Loggia is a beautiful square interconnected with the Piazza Vittoria. Here you can see the Renaissance Palace of the Loggia. This building is now the town hall. It dates back to...
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Duomo Vecchio - Old Cathedral - Rotonda

The Old Cathedral of Brescia is also known as the Rotonda, because of its round shape. Near the entrance there is a sarcophagus containing the body of Bishop Berardo Maggi, who died in 1308. Inside...
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Duomo Nuovo - New Cathedral

One of the best things about the new cathedral was it was lovely and warm inside. I say that because Italy was freezing when we visited and getting in somewhere warm from time to time helped us to...
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Brescia Castle - Castello di Brescia

Brescia Castle is also known as the falcon of Italy, presumably because of its high vantage point over the town. Construction of the castle began in the thirteenth century and continued until the...
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Roman Temple - Capitolium - Forum

If you walk through the broletto from Paolo VI Square and follow the signs, you will end up at the Capitolino Temple. This restored Roman temple was built in 73 AD. It towers over the remains of the...
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"Beautiful, Beautiful Brescia."
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"Fascinating 'ordinary' place...."
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"Brescia - small team, but great supporters"
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