Brescia city to discover
Brescia railway station is an urban hub between the historic centre and the southern area of the city. As well as being a transit route on the Milan-Venice line served by the High Speed Railway, it is also the terminus of the Cremona, Parma, Bergamo and Edolo lines.
The Piazzale in front of the station is a crucial junction from the point of view of traffic, being the origin of Via Togni, Via della Stazione and Via Foppa that are connected to the main axis of south and west urban traffic, consisting of Via XX Settembre, Via Vittorio Emanuele II, Piazza della Repubblica and Via Fratelli Ugoni. On the square are available the stops of the local public transport service and the parking area dedicated to taxis.
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Unique in Italy and Europe for its exhibition concept and location, the Museum of the City, housed in a monastic complex of Lombard origin, allows a journey through the history, art and spirituality of Brescia from prehistoric times to the present in an exhibition area of about 14,000 square meters.
Built on an area already occupied in Roman times by important Domus, it includes the Lombard basilica of San Salvatore and its crypt, the Romanesque oratory of Santa Maria in Solario, the Nuns' Choir, the sixteenth-century church of Santa Giulia and the cloisters.
SANTA GIULIA MUSEUM
The square, of medieval origin, is the heart of the city for the important historical buildings that overlook it, symbols of civil liberties and religious traditions of Brescia. On the east side there is the Broletto palace and the two cathedrals called Duomo Nuovo and Duomo Vecchio. The Broletto is the oldest public building in the city, home of the civic magistrates in the municipal era.
The Pinacoteca Gallery, with its important collection of works - Raphael, Foppa, Savoldo, Moretto, Romanino, Lotto, Ceruti, Hayez, Thorvaldsen, Pelagi, Canella and Canova to name the most famous names - has been reorganized through a new exhibition in 21 rooms designed to give back to the visitor the complexity of the Museum and its collections through a reflection on their history and critical orientations that have determined its physiognomy from the late Gothic to the early nineteenth century.
CASTEL OF BRESCIA
Perched on the Cidneo hill, in a naturalistic context that represents one of the "green lungs" of the city, the castle is one of the most fascinating fortified complexes in Italy, where you can still read the signs of the different dominations. The central keep, the imposing crenellated walls and the tower narrate a Visconti influence, while the mighty ramparts and the monumental entrance with drawbridge bear witness to the power of the Serenissima Republic, which ruled the city for more than four centuries.
Brescia is a city crossed, in the subsoil, by numerous watercourses, beds of ancient rivers, canals and historic irrigation ditches: a labyrinth to be discovered with the association Brescia Underground, which organizes, in complete safety, suggestive guided and didactic tours in the belly of the city, to discover a Brescia never seen, in an unusual journey full of exciting surprises.
Piazza della Loggia was designed in the Renaissance and immediately became the beating heart of the city both for its location, both for the presence of the Loggia which was also completed in 1574, under the direction of Filippino de 'Grassi, which will become the seat of administrative city life over the years.
All around the square there are sixteenth-century buildings in clear Venetian style, quite modest in style, but with a strong visual impact, while in front of the Loggia, on the eastern side, we find the arcades, also in Renaissance style, surmounted by the "Clock Tower", so called for the presence of an ancient clock of 1546.
LAKE OF GARDA AND ISEO
Lake Garda, an area of 370 square kilometres and a maximum depth of 346 metres, is the largest lake in Italy. With its long neck narrow between the steep rocks of the banks, has always amazed travelers of all times who have described colors, shapes, suggestions and reflections.
Lake Iseo, nestled between the provinces of Bergamo and Brescia, is a gem of rare beauty. On its banks there are ancient villages, such as that of Pisogne, beautiful squares such as that of the Port of Lovere, and picturesque towns such as Riva di Solto.