Things to see and do - Brescia
Unmissable tourist sites
Brescia Travel guide
Brescia : Michelin's recommendations
The important industrial town of Brescia lies at the foot of the Lombard Pre-Alps. It has retained the regular street plan of the Roman castrum Brixia, which once stood here. The town boasts numerous Roman, Romanesque, Renaissance and Baroque buildings which bear witness to a history that saw the free commune join the Lombard League, then come under Venetian rule. During this period, the city was home to a school of painting whose most important members were Vincenzo Foppa, Moretto and Romanino.
Tourist attractions Brescia : Things to see and do
Via Musei 81/bis
This magnificent town museum is housed in the monastery founded in 753 and extended over the centuries to encompass the Lombard basilica of San Salvatore, Santa Maria Romanesque church in Solario (which are both part of the museum tour) and the Santa..
Via dei Musei
The picturesque Via dei Musei, former decumanus of the Roman town, is lined in impressive edifices, such as the 17C Martinengo palace which leads to the Roman remains of the forum of Brescia. Not far away, Piazza della Loggia leads to the delightful ..
Via dei Musei
The former civil and religious heart of Brixia, the old forum retains some impressive remains of the Capitolin temple (73 AD) and the adjacent theatre. The south wall was closed by a basilica (69-96 AD), the remains of which can be seen in the buildi..
Viale Stazione 15 I - 25122 Brescia
Just 50 metres from Brescia Centrale Train Station and 100 metres from the metro, NH Brescia features a restaurant, terrace, and air-conditioned rooms. Wi-Fi is free, and guests have discounts at a nearby car park. Rooms at the NH include satellite ..
Via X Giornate 20 I - 25121 Brescia
Prix Prices from : 56 €
The elegant Art Nouveau-style Hotel Vittoria is next to the Duomo Nuovo Cathedral in central Brescia and 200 metres from the Vittoria Metro Station. Rooms come with free internet, and the hotel provides access to the restricted-traffic area. The Vit..
Via Gezio Calini 30 I - 25121 Brescia
Boasting a private garden, international restaurant and large free parking, Centro Pastorale Paolo VI is right in the centre of Brescia. It is a beautiful 15th-century building with original features and frescoes. WiFi is free throughout. With fine ..
via Santa Crocifissa di Rosa 92 I - 25128 BRESCIA
via Apollonio 72 I - 25128 BRESCIA
via Trento 52/d I - 25128 BRESCIA
The walls and ceiling of this restaurant tell the story of a passion that has brought together two generations. The menu focuses on the traditions of Brescia with a special emphasis on polenta and cheeses. The malfatti dumplings with Bagoss cheese ar..
via delle X Giornate 20 I - 25121 BRESCIA
via Giulio Quinto Stefana 3 I - 25126 BRESCIA
via San Martino della Battaglia 20 I - 25121 BRESCIA
Housed in a 17C palazzo, this charming restaurant is very popular with locals. Alfresco dining in summer (just a few tables, so it is best to book), as well as efficient and attentive service.