Nestled at the foot of the Alps
In the Val Trompia in the heart of Lombardy, Brescia is more than a gateway to the Italian mountains. Handy for Milan as well as Lakes Garda and Iseo, it offers much to both leisure and business visitor, in addition to being an important archaeological, financial and technological hub. Visit Brescia and discover modern, outgoing, high tech Italy, with a truly ancient heart.
|Time zone:||GMT +1 hour (GMT +2 hours in summer)|
|Flight Time:||2 hours|
|Holiday type:||Summer sun, City break|
|Weather:||Average maximum temperature: 17°C
Rainfall: 806mm a year (data for Verona)
Among the seemingly endless list of must-see attractions in town, the Duomo Vecchio (the Old Cathedral) hosts works of art by a number of local Renaissance masters.
Must eat at:
Not a single place, more a local culinary tradition, the Brescia Spiedo is a must eat when you’re in town. This local signature dish is available pretty much everywhere... just keep an eye open for row upon row of slowly spit-roasted game birds or pork loin.
Must be there for:
Better weather brings out the motoring enthusiasts every May for the annual Mille Miglia (Thousand Mile) vintage car challenge from Brescia to Rome via Ferrara – and back again.
Local buses could be better – but help is at hand by way of a new underground metro system being built. In the short term (until it’s complete), you may find a cab quicker and more convenient.
For Roman ruins, head to the Piazza del Foro, close your eyes and imagine the majesty of the Capitoline Temple which dates from 73AD.
British citizens do not need a visa to visit Italy.
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