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 I - 25100 Brescia
Ansa, the wife of the last king of the Lombards Desiderius, founded this monastery in 753. Their daughter Ermengarda who was the wife of Charlemagne died there after her divorce. The 9C basilica San Salvatore has retained its stucco decoration. As fo..
v. ei Musei I - 25100 Brescia
Down this picturesque long street you can first survey the Roman remains of Brescia (Capitolin temple, the theatre and the forum), visit the Saint Salvatore and Saint Giulia monastery, the town museum devoted to local history and finish up at Saint M..
v. ei Musei I - 25100 Brescia
Built in 73 AD this temple has preserved the remnants of its cella. The remains of a Roman theatre and of a Brixia forum.
Via C. Beccaria 17 I - 25121 Brescia
This completely renovated boutique hotel is located in a medieval palace in the heart of Brescia, between Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Loggia. All rooms offer a private bathroom. Albergo Orologio is just a few minutes' walk from Santa Giulia Ch..
Via Gezio Calini 30 I - 25121 Brescia
Boasting a private garden, international restaurant and large free parking right in the centre of Brescia, Centro Pastorale Paolo VI is a beautiful 15th-century building with original features and frescoes. With fine parquet floors and classic-style..
Via X Giornate 20 I - 25121 Brescia
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 Colle San Giuseppe 1 (via Torquato Taramelli) I - 25133 Brescia
How to imagine yourself dining on the panoramic summer terrace of a 16th Century hunting lodge and to realise this dream. In addition the cuisine is refined and the wine cellar excellent.
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 Giulio Quinto Stefana 3 (ex via Cassala 19) I - 25126 Brescia
via Apollonio 72 I - 25128 Brescia
via delle X Giornate 20 I - 25121 Brescia
via Santa Crocifissa di Rosa 92 I - 25128 Brescia